Australian Healthcare Index
Sharing people’s perspective and experiences with healthcare in Australia
Private Health Insurance costs, Emergency Department waits times and access to mental healthcare topped the list of concerns.
Only 25% of people said that prescription medication is affordable
59% of people across Australia who are seeking mental health support have been waiting 3+ months.
56% of people needing Category 1 surgery, have been waiting 31 days or more for a surgery that should be done within 30 days.
48% would make a change if GP moved from bulk bill to introduce an out of pocket cost. 16% would stay with GP regardless of out of pocket costs
For people positive about PHI, coverage is top reason, but others continue to question the value for money & cost.
To see more learnings & insights, download the full report here
Healthengine’s Dr Marcus Tan, with panelists Stephen Mason, of the Australian Patients Association, Learne Durrington of WA Primary Health Alliance, Suzanne Greenwood of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Dr Todd Cameron of Scale My Clinic as they discuss key findings from the latest Australian Healthcare Index report.