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4839.0.55.001 - Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Barriers to health services >> Cost barriers to pathology and imaging tests

COST BARRIERS TO PATHOLOGY AND IMAGING TESTS

281,400 people (2% of people aged 15 years or over) delayed having or did not have a pathology test in the past year because of the cost, and 329,000 people (2%) delayed having or did not have an imaging test in the past year because of the cost. Slightly more women than men found cost a barrier to pathology and imaging tests (see Tables 2.1 to 2.3 for more detail).





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