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Private health insurance, mental health and service use in Australia

Leach, L. S.; Butterworth, Peter; Whiteford, Harvey


OBJECTIVE: To report on the private health insurance (PHI) status of individuals with and without a mental health problem, and examine whether PHI status is associated with access to psychological services. METHODS: This is a descriptive study of nationally representative population-based data collected in 2009 (HILDA) with participants aged 15–93 (n = 13,301). Key measures included: PHI status (categorised as ‘hospital cover only’, ‘extras cover only’, or ‘both hospital and extras cover’);...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/0004867411434713


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