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4159.0 - General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010  
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Contents >> Access to services >> Delays to treating medical needs due to cost

DELAYS TO TREATING MEDICAL NEEDS DUE TO COST

The GSS collected information about delays to obtaining medical services and medications due to cost. The survey found that 14% of adults reported that they had delayed getting a medical consultation, at some time in their lives, because they could not afford it while 11% reported that they had delayed purchasing prescribed medication because they could not afford it (see Table 2).


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