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The Gross Prices of Private Fee-for-Service Psychiatric Services Under Medicare in Six Australian Regions 1984-2001

Williams, Ruth F. G and Doessel, Darrel P (2007) The Gross Prices of Private Fee-for-Service Psychiatric Services Under Medicare in Six Australian Regions 1984-2001. Economic Papers, 26 (1). pp. 86-100. ISSN 0812-0439

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Abstract

The subsidies available for medical services under Australia’s national compulsory and universal health insurance scheme (Medicare) exist to improve ‘equality of access’. This stu4 empirically analyses the gross prices in one medical industry, private fee-for-service (FFS) psychiatry, across six Australian regions. Quarterly time-series data on the average gross prices are examined to determine statistically the extent to which these prices have been constant through time, and spatially uniform. The gross price outcomes of the market(s) in which uniform subsidies apply provide, in part, an indication of whether uniform spatial ‘access’ to psychiatric services is achieved under Medicare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID12933, gross price, private psychiatric services, access, Australia, Medicare
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 9202 Health and Support Services
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 01:38
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 04:51
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3446
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