4815.0.55.001 - Private Health Insurance, 2001  
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Ancillary cover
Any cover provided by private insurance organisations for health-related services other than medical or hospital cover (e.g. physiotherapy, dental, optical, chiropractic and ambulance).

Groupings that result from ranking all households or people in the population in ascending order according to some characteristic, such as their household income, and then dividing the population into 10 equal groups, each comprising 10% of the estimated population.

Equivalised income
Equivalising adjusts actual income to take account of the different needs of households of different size and composition. See explanatory notes.

Government concession or entitlement card
Includes Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card and treatment entitlement cards issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Hospital cover
Health insurance provided by private insurance organisations to cover all or part of the costs of private accommodation in a public hospital, charges for private hospital treatment and care in a public hospital by a doctor of the patient's choice.

Income unit
An income unit may comprise one person or group of related persons (de facto or registered marriage or parent/dependent child relationship) within a household whose command over income is assumed to be shared. See explanatory notes.

Private health insurance
Cover provided by registered health insurers to reimburse all or part of the cost of hospital or ancillary health services. Hospital and ancillary insurance can be taken out separately, or combined.