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Table 5 Classification of federal policy effects on trends in age group related annual proportion of episodes by payment classification

From: Development of a health care policy characterisation model based on use of private health insurance

Federal cut point Age Group
  0 – 16 Years 17 – 39 Years 40 – 69 Years 70+ Years
  Public Private Insured Private Uninsured Public Private Insured Private Uninsured Public Private Insured Private Uninsured Public Private Insured Private Uninsured
F1 No trend data available prior to 1980*
F2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 3 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 2 Type 3
F3 Type 3 Type 3   Type 2 Type 2        
F4        Type 1 Type 1     
F5 Type 2 Type 2   Type 1   Type 3 Type 2 Type 2     
F6 Type 1 Type 3         Type 1 Type 1  
F7     Type 1 Type 2   Type 1 Type 2   Type 3 Type 3  
F8 Type 1 Type 1 Type 3 Type 1 Type 1 Type 1 Type 1 Type 1 Type 1    
  1. * Since no data was available about the trend 1979–1980 the classification of this policy was not possible. However, in the known historical setting sudden removal of free public hospital care it would be most likely that this policy was a type 1 (direction changing).
  2. Type 1: Direction changing, Type 2: Magnitude changing, Type 3: Inhibitory
  3. Shaded areas indicate no observable effect from the policy change.