Tianshu Bai et al. Private or Public? The declining use of private healthcare in Australia (Melbourne Institute Oct 2020)

Australia has seen a steady decline in private health insurance (PHI) membership in the past five years. Since June 2015, the proportion of Australians with private health insurance has fallen from 47.4 per cent to 43.6 per cent in March 2020.

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Tianshu Bai, Susan J. Méndez, Anthony Scott, Jongsay Yong

Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne


The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research is an Australian economic research institute based in Melbourne, Victoria. The institute is a department of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.

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