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Supporting Medicare health, equity and efficiency in Australia: policies undermining bulk billing need to be scrapped

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Forget semantics; Federal health policies that undermine bulk billing and encourage ‘user-pays’ charging of patients for primary care move Australia towards a US-style health care system. They are expected to cost the health system more, not A$12 billion less, and undermine Medicare’s bottom-line universal access equity, efficiency and health outcome objectives.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Eckermann, S. & Sheridan, L. (2016). Supporting Medicare health, equity and efficiency in Australia: policies undermining bulk billing need to be scrapped. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 14 (5), 511-514.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84979270250

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 511

End Page


  • 514

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • Forget semantics; Federal health policies that undermine bulk billing and encourage ‘user-pays’ charging of patients for primary care move Australia towards a US-style health care system. They are expected to cost the health system more, not A$12 billion less, and undermine Medicare’s bottom-line universal access equity, efficiency and health outcome objectives.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Eckermann, S. & Sheridan, L. (2016). Supporting Medicare health, equity and efficiency in Australia: policies undermining bulk billing need to be scrapped. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 14 (5), 511-514.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84979270250

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 511

End Page


  • 514

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 5