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This page has links to data tables and data cubes containing detailed health expenditure and public health expenditure information.
Additional disaggregation of data may be requested via a customised data request. The length of time it takes to complete a request depends on a number of factors and a charge may apply to recover costs.
Changes to the calculation of GDP has meant that deflators and therefore time-series for National health expenditure are only available back to 1985-86. Previously, data has been available back to 1960-61. There is a break in time series between 2002-03 and 2003-04. Up to 2002-03, patient transport, dental, community health and public health services that were delivered in public hospitals were included as expenditure on public hospitals. From 2003-04, they are included under their own classifications and are not included in expenditure on public hospital services. Care must be taken when comparing 2002-03 with 2003-04 (Chapter 5 in Health expenditure in Australia 2012-13 for further information.
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Prior to 2009-10, this excel table splits the specific purpose payments (SPPs) to states and territories for public hospitals into Australian Health Care Agreements (AHCAs) funding and other SPPs.
From 1 January 2009, the new federal financial framework came into effect. Under the financial arrangements agreed by Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in November 2008, there was a major rationalisation of the number of payments to the states and territories, reducing the number of major SPPs from over 90 to five, of which one is the National Healthcare Agreement. The Australian Government also provides National Partnership (NP) payments to fund specific projects.
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