Coordination of health care: experiences of barriers to accessing health services among patients aged 45 and over

Those who needed to use health services the most, were more likely to not see a GP or specialist when they felt they needed to. In 2016, after adjusting for the effects of other patient characteristics, patients with high health needs were 3.3 times as likely as those with low health needs to report that there was a time when they felt they needed to see a GP but did not go.

Evidence of the persistence of the inverse care law in the new AIHW report on Coordination of health care: experiences of barriers to accessing health services among patients aged 45 and over.