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Is inequity undermining Australia's 'universal' health care system? Socio-economic inequalities in the use of specialist medical and non-medical ambulatory health care

Korda, Rosemary; Banks, Emily; Clements, Mark; Young, Anne


Objectives: To quantify need-adjusted socioeconomic inequalities in medical and non-medical ambulatory health care in Australia and to examine the effects of specific interventions, namely concession cards and private health insurance (PHI), on equity. Methods: We used data from a 2004 survey of 10,905 Australian women aged 53 to 58 years. We modelled the association between socio-economic status and health service use - GPs, specialists, hospital doctors, allied and alternative health...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00430.x


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