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Australian Patients Association and Healthengine

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The Patient POV: Exploring cost of living impact (2023)

This survey of over 9000 Australian Adult patients suggests basic healthcare is becoming a luxury to Australians as cost-of-living increases, with potential major population health consequences. The study revealed many people are paying for essential healthcare on credit, while an increasing number are delaying or skipping basic diagnostic testing, prescription medicines, mental health and dental care.

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