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Research report

15 Dec 2004

The ageing of the population, combined with increasing life expectancies, is raising concerns about the sustainability of current economic and social structures.

Agnes Walker examines the likelihood and impact of more older Australians staying in the labour force. Using...

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Research report

07 Dec 2004

Using microsimulation, Agnes Walker finds that if a policy was implemented which resulted in the lifting of the health status of all Australians to that of the most affluent 20 per cent in the population, then close to one million fewer Australians are estimated to be disabled, over 180,000 life...

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Research report

15 Sep 2004

The new private health insurance reforms - in particular the 30 per cent rebate and Lifetime Health Cover - were partly aimed at relieving pressures on public hospitals. Combining the use of two new models - Private Health Insurance and NSW hospitals - Agnes Walker, Richard Percival, Linc...

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Conference paper

26 Nov 2003

The study found that the poor used public hospitals more than the rich, however for private hospitals this pattern was reversed - with patients in the poorest socioeconomic group having a 19 per cent lower hospitalisation rate than patients in the richest such group. Other findings were that,...

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Research report

01 Oct 2003

This study examines the socioeconomic status of NSW hospital patients in 1999-2000 and projects likely hospital costs to 2009-10. It draws upon unique patient based datasets from NSW public and private hospitals that include hospital admissions, as well as the associated treatment costs in each...

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Conference paper

06 Aug 2003

This paper reports on an application of a dynamic microsimulation model which accounts - amongst many other variables - for the links between Australians' socioeconomic status and their health. The full model simulates individuals' life cycles over a 20 to 30 year period. Its base year data was...

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Research report

06 Aug 2003

This paper describes the structure of the Cost Benefit Model of Diabetes Prevention and Care and lists the data sources used and assumptions embedded in the model. Agnes Walker, Stephen Colagiuri and Michele McLennan validate the model through checks of model outputs against data published by...

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Technical report

14 Jul 2003

Late in 2000 NATSEM was awarded a three-year Australian Research Council Strategic Partnership with Industry Research and Training (SPIRT) grant. Among other things, the grant involves adding an indicator of socioeconomic status to patient-based hospitals administrative datasets for New South...

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Research report

18 Jul 2002

Characteristics of NSW Hospital Users in 1998-99 reports on unique evidence from a combined dataset regarding the socioeconomic, demographic, distributional, health and spatial characteristics of those NSW residents who used NSW private or public hospital services in 1998-99. Questions...

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