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Women's attitudes to, and experiences of use of prescription and non-prescription medicines
Previous research suggests that some individuals struggle to meet the costs of their health care, despite the presence of Government subsidies and concessions. We examined the free-text comments from the first five surveys of the ALSWH, across all age cohorts, for content relating to costs of medicines and health care. We found a small number of relevant comments, but these showed that the costs of medicine and doctor visits were a concern for women of all ages, especially those who just miss out on government concessions due to their income, as well as those on very low incomes.
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Jane Robertson
Dr Emily Walkom
Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore
Mrs Joanne Knight