4367.0 - Aspects of Disability and Health in Australia, 2007-2008  
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MEDICAL SERVICE USE


MEDICAL SERVICE USE

Graph 24 presents selected information about the consultation with health professionals by respondents in the 12 months prior to the 2007-08 NHS interviews. More health professionals were consulted by people with Profound/severe disability than people without disability in all categories. Of people with Profound/severe disability, 58.2% had visited a specialist doctor in the past 12 months, compared to 17.3% of people without a disability.

24 Type of health professional consulted in last 12 months, by Disability status(a)
24 Type of health professional consulted in the last 12 months, by Disability status(a)



Frequency of GP check-ups

Graph 25 shows that a higher proportion of people with Profound/severe disability had a check-up with a GP at least every 3 months, than those who did not have a disability in all age groups.

25 Three monthly GP check-ups, by Disability status
25 Three monthly GP check-ups, by Disability status