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Out-of-pocket costs, primary care frequent attendance and sample selection: Estimates from a longitudinal cohort design

Pymont, Carly; McNamee, Paul; Butterworth, Peter


This paper examines the effect of out-of-pocket costs on subsequent frequent attendance in primary care using data from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project, a representative community cohort study from Canberra, Australia. The analysis sample comprised 1197 respondents with two or more GP consultations, and uses survey data linked to administrative health service use (Medicare) data which provides data on the number of consultations and out-of-pocket costs. Respondents...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-03-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Health policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.03.014
Access Rights: Open Access


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