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9. Health services Volume 15 Issue 4

Margo Eyeson-Annan, Deborah Baker, Louisa Jorm, Michael Giffin

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Margo Eyeson-Annan

Deborah Baker

Louisa Jorm

Michael Giffin


In order to identify some of the issues around access to health services, the New South Wales Adult Health Survey 2003 included questions about difficulties that people may have had getting health care. Respondents were asked ‘Do you have any difficulties getting health care when you need it’. Those who responded ‘Yes’ were then asked, ‘Please describe the difficulties you have’.