Released 16 August 2018
This new report shows variation in the total out-of-pocket costs that patients face in a year for Medicare services delivered outside of the hospital. It shines a spotlight on the costs patients pay for specialist, GP, diagnostic imaging and obstetric services. It also looks at patients’ experience of cost barriers to specialist, GP, imaging and pathology care.
Note: Since publication in August 2018, data for the ‘percentage of patients who delayed or did not see a medical specialist, GP, get an imaging test and/or get a pathology test when needed due to cost in the last 12 months’ have been revised. All relevant content, including the PDF report, Excel download and online display of data, have been updated.