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Table 2 Public vs private care utilisation by health insurance status, type of cover and membership (%)

From: Selection of private or public hospital care: examining the care-seeking behaviour of patients with private health insurance

 Public patient in public hospitalPrivate patient in private hospitalPrivate patient in public hospitalHealth check-up in last 12 monthsPublic patient in
public hospital
Private patient in private hospitalPrivate patient in public hospitalHealth check-up in last 12 months
YEAR20092013
PHI status
 Yes25.358.016.475.222.759.917.875.7
 No90.76.72.367.692.84.92.168.6
PHI cover type
 Hospital only26.356.117.577.021.759.019.478.5
 Extras only91.96.51.674.690.53.26.368.8
 Both18.963.317.675.418.363.118.576.3
Membership type
 Family25.260.014.669.824.359.715.970.0
 Couple19.862.118.187.218.860.420.887.1
 Single29.153.017.878.322.359.118.478.3
  1. Note: Values in percentage. 2009 and 2013 are data from Wave 9 and Wave 13, respectively. Services used in the last 12 months prior to the date interviewed. Public patient in public hospital means a person with no PHI using public hospital services; private patient in private hospital means a person with PHI using private hospital services; private patient in public hospital means a person with PHI using public hospital services