Ms Anthea Duri, Dr Kerrin Bleicher and Ms Annabelle Gölles of the PHN and Primary Health Reporting Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) wrote this report, under the guidance of Mr Michael Frost. The authors wish to acknowledge the analyses, authoring support and design contributions from Mr Ross Saunders, Mr Bill Watson, Ms Kate Riley Sandler, Ms Karen Hobson and Ms Kate van Exter. AIHW staff members Mr Conan Liu, Mr David Whitelaw, Mr Geoff Neideck, Ms Natalie Cooper and Dr Nick von Sanden and the Health Section at ABS reviewed this report.
This report has also benefited from advice from a number of individuals with interest and expertise in out-of-pocket costs for health care, who participated on an Out-of-pocket costs Report Advisory Committee. The Committee did not have a direct role in writing the report. The AIHW would like to acknowledge:
- Mr Craig Winfield
- Associate Professor Kees van Gool
- Associate Professor Lesley Russel
- Dr Linc Thurecht
- Dr Louise Roufeil
- Dr Michael Wright
- Mr Phil Edmondson
- Mr Steven Gilbert
- Mr Tim Benson.