The Distribution and determinants of private health insurance in Australia, 1990

Deborah Schofield

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Abstract

Private health insurance is an important source of health funding in Australia and interest in identifying who has private health insurance has grown since the mid-1980s. The first part of the study analyses data from the 1989-90 national health survey to examine the distribution of private health insurance across different subpopulations in Australia. The second part of the study identifies the important determinants of private health insurance. In doing so, it was found that there were substantial differences not only in who has private health insurance, but also in the type of insurance purchased, across a broad range of analysis groups identified by income, family type, age, health services used, health status, health risk factors, ethnicity and region of residence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Number of pages66
ISBN (Print)0858896087
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDiscussion paper (University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling)
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
No.17
ISSN (Print)1320-3398

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    Schofield, D. (1997). The Distribution and determinants of private health insurance in Australia, 1990. (Discussion paper (University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling); No. 17). Canberra: University of Canberra.