Do older people receive equitable private psychiatric service provision under Medicare?

@article{Draper2001DoOP,
  title={Do older people receive equitable private psychiatric service provision under Medicare?},
  author={Brian Draper and Annette Koschera},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={626-30}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine the 1998 rates, types, regional variation and Medicare expenditure of private psychiatry services for older people in Australia, as compared with younger adults and with 1985-1986 data. METHOD Medicare Benefits Schedule Item Statistics for the psychiatric item numbers 300-352 and item 14224 were obtained from the Health Insurance Commission for each State and Territory. The items were examined in the age groups 15-64 years, 65 years and… CONTINUE READING