One in 10 delayed GP visit due to pandemic

Patients also report waiting longer for emergency care, but say they're happier than ever with how GPs treat them: ABS report

One in every 10 patients has put off or avoided altogether a trip to their GP because of COVID-19, a report shows. 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics surveyed more than 28,000 people aged 15 or older to learn more about their interactions with the health system over 12 months of the pandemic.

It found the patients most likely to delay or avoid a GP consultation were women, those with a chronic medical condition and young people aged 15 -24 years.

The number of patients who reported waiting 24 hours

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