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Insurance rebates, incentives and primary care in Australia

Connelly, Luke; Butler, James


Australia has a universal, compulsory, public health insurance scheme that includes insurance rebates for private fee-for-service medical practitioner services. Recent sweeping changes to the rebates for general practitioner (GP) services provide an opportunity to observe the effects of widespread insurance changes on the behaviour of GPs and aggregate outcomes such as quantities, prices and co-payments. In this paper, we study the effect of two important changes to subsidies for GP services,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice
DOI: 10.1057/gpp.2012.40


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