The Doctors Reform Society (DRS) is an organisation of doctors and medical students promoting measures to improve health for all, in a socially just and equitable way. The Society was formed in 1973 to support a proposal for a publicly-funded universal health insurance system. Medibank (now Medicare) was successfully created despite opposition from the Australian Medical Association.
All members’ views are valued, and open debate on all health issues is encouraged both within and outside the organisation. The DRS functions as a medico-political think tank, a lobby group and a public resource centre.
Membership of the Doctors’ Reform Society is open to all medical practitioners and medical students who believe that everyone, regardless of their social or economic status, should have access to high quality healthcare.Click here to find out more about membership
The 2013 conference was held in Melbourne 19-20th October at Ross House 247 Flinders Lane.
Registration 9.30-10am Saturday ($90 – med students $10); 9.30-10am Sunday: Annual General Meeting for members
The Prime Minister’s assurance that he is not intending to privatise Medicare must be questioned. His policies are making it harder for our patients to get decent health care. Privatisation by stealth is here. He already plans to privatise the Medicare payments system. His claims simply do not ring true, said Dr Peter Davoren, President, Doctors Reform Society.
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