PMID- 29327343
OWN - NLM
STAT- In-Process
LR  - 20190126
IS  - 1479-828X (Electronic)
IS  - 0004-8666 (Linking)
VI  - 58
IP  - 3
DP  - 2018 Jun
TI  - Changes in out-of-pocket charges associated with obstetric care provided under
      Medicare in Australia.
PG  - 362-365
LID - 10.1111/ajo.12760 [doi]
AB  - Recent health reforms alongside unregulated provider fees have led to increased
      attention being given to out-of-pocket healthcare costs. This study utilised
      annual statistics published by the Department of Health for services provided
      under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) from 1992/3 to 2016/17 to identify
      changes in out-of-pocket charges for obstetric items over time, and estimate the 
      change in demand for obstetric items in response to price increases. Since 1992/3
      out-of-pocket charges increased by 1035% for out-of-hospital items and 77% for
      in-hospital items. Demand for obstetric items has reduced with increasing
      charges.
CI  - (c) 2018 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and
      Gynaecologists.
FAU - Callander, Emily
AU  - Callander E
AUID- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7233-6804
AD  - Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University,
      Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
FAU - Fox, Haylee
AU  - Fox H
AD  - Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University,
      Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20180112
PL  - Australia
TA  - Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol
JT  - The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology
JID - 0001027
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - Australia
OT  - economics
OT  - health expenditures
OT  - obstetrics
OT  - pregnancy
EDAT- 2018/01/13 06:00
MHDA- 2018/01/13 06:00
CRDT- 2018/01/13 06:00
PHST- 2017/09/14 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2017/11/21 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2018/01/13 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/01/13 06:00 [medline]
PHST- 2018/01/13 06:00 [entrez]
AID - 10.1111/ajo.12760 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 Jun;58(3):362-365. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12760. Epub 
      2018 Jan 12.