Questions concerning ownership of private medical insurance were included in a recent Department of Statistics' survey of a random sample of almost 7000 New Zealanders. The results indicated that 35% of those surveyed owned private medical insurance and such ownership was significantly related to various social, demographic and health related variables. The findings are discussed in terms of the possibilities for growth of private medical insurance and the implications of such growth for both the public and the private health care sectors.
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