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4839.0.55.001 - Health Services: Patient Experiences in Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Harm and harmful side-effects >> Visited a health professional about harm or harmful side-effect

VISITED A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL ABOUT HARM OR HARMFUL SIDE-EFFECT

Nationally, around three-quarters of those that experienced harm or a harmful side-effect sought the attention of a health professional regarding their symptoms (74% or 658,600 people).

As shown in Figure 6.4, people aged 55 to 64 were the most likely to have seen a health professional after experiencing harm or harmful side-effects (86%), and people aged 25 to 34 were the least likely (62%).

6.4 Saw a health professional about harm or harmful side-effect (a), by Age

(See Table 6.1 for more detail)





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