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Highlights 

  • The 2020-21 Patient Experience Survey reveals that females were more likely to use telehealth services than males.
  • The ABS revelations which came today state that, those with a long-term health condition (40.1%) were more likely to use telehealth services than those without a long-term health condition (16.5%).

Australia’s independent statutory agency Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday reported its findings on the impact of COVID-19 on the use of health services in Australia.

According to the statutory agency the Patient Experience Survey 2020-21 revealed that females were more likely to use telehealth services than males, as were people aged 65 to 74 years (35.8%) against those aged 15 to 24 years (21.4%).

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The new analysis of patient experiences reported by ABS stated:

  • 2 % of people postponed or did not see a dental expert when required due to the pandemic.
  • Those more likely to have delayed or not used health services when needed due to COVID-19 were usually younger, female or those with a long-term health condition
  • 8% of people had at least one telehealth consultation for their own health in the last 12 months
  • Nearly 23.6% of people reported having a telehealth consultation with a general professional in the past 12 months.
  • 3% of people were supposed to visit a health specialist due to their mental health.
  • The proportion of people with private health insurance increased from 56.5% in 2019-20 to 58.1% in 2020-21. The percentage of people with private health insurance increased to 58.1% in 2020-21 from 56.5% in 2019-20.

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