Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • Purpose of this report
  • 2 What patient characteristics can affect access to care?
    • Who was more likely to not see a GP when they felt they needed to?
    • Who was more likely to not see a specialist doctor when they felt they needed to?
  • 3 Discussion
    • Strengths and limitations of the data
    • Next steps
  • Appendix: Technical supplement
    • Geographical and sociodemographic characteristics
    • Medicare Benefits Schedule claims data
    • Measure definitions
    • Methods
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications