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The decline in bulk-billing and increase in out-of-pocket costs for general practice consultations in rural areas of Australia, 1995–2001

Chris A Harrison
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (9): 470.
Published online: 5 May 2003

To the Editor: Young and Dobson1 have confirmed what has been long suspected by many rural doctors and patients — that women (and patients in general) in rural areas are paying higher out-of-pocket costs for general practice consultations than those in urban areas.

  • Chris A Harrison


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