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Table 3 Differences in healthcare use between individuals with PHI and no PHI

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

Variables20092013
Healthcare use (last 12 months)CoverNo coverCoverNo cover
Number of doctor visits5.63a (.102)8.51 (.187)5.55a (.081)8.54 (.163)
Number of hospital admissions0.26a (.010)0.45 (.028)0.28a (.011)0.50 (.049)
Patient in a hospital overnight1.82a (.006)1.74 (.008)1.85a (.005)1.76 (.007)
Specialist doctor visits0.51a (.008)0.48 (.009)0.52a (.006)0.47 (.008)
Mental health professional0.08a (.004)0.11(.006)0.10a (.004)0.15 (.006)
Health screening
 Pap smear0.29a (.006)0.25 (.008)0.28a (.006)0.24 (.007)
 Breast screening0.21a (.007)0.14 (.006)0.20a (.005)0.14 (.006)
 Prostate check0.16a (.006)0.12 (.006)0.14a (.005)0.12 (.005)
 Screening for bowel cancer0.16a (.006)0.12 (.006)0.17a (.005)0.13 (.006)
 X-rays0.25a (.007)0.32 (.007)0.26a (.006)0.32 (.008)
 Blood pressure0.75 (.007)0.75 (.007)0.77 (.005)0.76 (.007)
 Cholesterol test0.52a (.008)0.45 (.009)0.52a (.006)0.48 (.008)
  1. Notes: Respondents with cover = 5263 and without cover = 4215 in 2009 and with cover = 5915 and without cover = 3739 in 2013. Values in percentage of total responded population. a means the mean difference is significant at the 95% confidence interval