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Equity and hospitals: do usage and treatment costs vary with socioeconomic status and locality?

19 Oct 2004
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Linc Thurecht, Ann Harding and Agnes Walker examine whether hospital usage and the average cost of hospital treatment per patient varies with socioeconomic status, Statistical Local Area and ARIA. They apply a unique person based measure of socioeconomic status to avoid problems associated with geographically based measures, which is then imputed onto all in-patient separations from NSW hospitals to assess the spatial distribution of usage and average cost of hospital treatment across the state.

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2004
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