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Affordability of out-of-pocket health care expenses among older Australians

Carpenter, Anthony; Islam, Md Mofizul; Yen, Laurann; McRae, Ian

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Australia has universal health insurance, and provides price concessions on health care and prescription pharmaceuticals through government subsidies. However Australia ranks among the highest OECD nations for out-of-pocket health care spending. With high prevalence of multimorbidity (27% aged 65 and over have 2 or more long-term health conditions) older Australians may face a severe financial burden from out-of-pocket health expenses. We surveyed 4574 members of National Seniors Australia aged...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32054
Source: Health Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.03.010

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