Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Social support and health service use
In earlier work we identified trajectories of social support in the young cohort (born 1973-78). This study will build on that work by exploring health service costs over time associated with each trajectory group, with particular interest in the low social support and improving social support groups. At the beginning of the trajectory period the improving group had a similar level of support to the low group; but their social support improved over time whereas the low group did not. We will use MBS data to identify total costs for each trajectory group at each survey.

Prof Christina Lee
Dr Libby Holden
Dr Robert Ware
Mr Yong-Yi Lee