What is it about?

This study aimed to quantify barriers to healthcare for young people (12-24 years) and identify socio-demographic correlates and predictors.

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Why is it important?

Barriers to healthcare reported by young people are multi-dimensional and have changed over time. Structural barriers, especially cost, are the most prominent among young people.

Perspectives

Equitable access to healthcare is a priority for early diagnosis and treatment in young people, especially reducing out of pocket costs.

Dr Fiona Robards
University of Sydney

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This page is a summary of: Predictors of young people's healthcare access in the digital age, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, October 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12936.
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