Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost?

@article{Laba2015CopaymentsFH,
  title={Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost?},
  author={Tracey-Lea Laba and T. Usherwood and S. Leeder and F. Yusuf and James A. Gillespie and V. Perkovic and A. Wilson and S. Jan and B. Essue},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          33-36
        }
}
Based on the premise that current trends in healthcare spending are unsustainable, the Australian Government has proposed in the recent Budget the introduction of a compulsory $7 co-payment to visit a General Practitioner (GP), alongside increased medication copayments. This paper is based on a recent submission to the Senate Inquiry into the impact of out-of-pocket costs in Australia. It is based on a growing body of evidence highlighting the substantial economic burden faced by individuals… Expand
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