The world regards Australia’s healthcare system as one of the best. It’s time we realised why | Ranjana Srivastava | Opinion | The Guardian

Your public hospital is the only place where the first question isn’t about your level of cover but the nature of your problem. It’s the only place with doctors available around the clock. Not just on the phone, but there to see you, in person.

After decades in the public system I still experience a little thrill each time I am able to call the brightest minds at the side of a patient who can’t afford his groceries, let alone a private cardiologist.

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