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Health expenditure Australia 2010-11
Expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $130.3 billion in 2010-11, up from $77.5 billion in 2000-01. This expenditure was 9.3% of gross domestic product in 2010-11, down from 9.4% in 2009-10 but up from 8.2% in 2000-01. The estimated recurrent expenditure on health was $5,796 per person, and 69.1% was funded by governments, up from 67.7% in 2000-01. The two largest components of the increase in health expenditure were public hospital services, which grew by $2.2 billion in real terms, followed by medications ($2.1 billion).
Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09: an analysis by remoteness and disease
In 2008-09, health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people varied across remoteness areas, service types and disease groupings. The greatest difference in expenditure between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was in Remote and very remote areas where, for every dollar spent per non-Indigenous Australian, $2.41 was spent per Indigenous Australian. Expenditure on genitourinary diseases, and mental and behavioural disorders, accounted for the highest proportions of admitted patient expenditure for Indigenous Australians (11% and 10% respectively). Additional analysis has been undertaken in the 2008-09 report to include expenditure on potentially preventable hospitalisations.
Health expenditure Australia 2009-10
Health expenditure in Australia in 2009-10 increased to $121.4 billion. As a percentage of GDP it was 9.4% of the GDP, 0.4% higher than in 2008-09. Public hospital services accounted for under one-third (31%) of the total increase in 2009-10, while medications accounted for over one-fifth (21%) of the total growth. 2009-10 marks the first year of the transition to the National Health Care Agreement, a new health care funding arrangement between the Australian government and state and territory governments.
Medical labour force 2009
The supply of employed medical practitioners increased between 2005 and 2009, from 323 to 350 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population, based on a 40-hour week. The increase reflected a 20.7% rise in practitioner numbers. The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 36% of practitioners in 2009 compared to 33% in 2005. The average hours worked by medical practitioners declined from 43.7 to 42.2 hours.
Nursing and midwifery labour force 2009
The supply of nurses increased by 6.2% between 2005 and 2009, from 1,040 full time equivalent (FTE) nurses per 100,000 population to 1,105 FTE nurses based on a 38-hour week. This was mainly a result of both a 13.3% increase in the number of employed nurses, and a 0.9% increase in the average hours they worked over this period. Nursing continued to be a female dominated profession, with females comprising 90.4% of employed nurses in 2009 (down slightly from 92.1% in 2005).
Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09
In 2008-09, total health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was estimated at $3,700 million. The average health expenditure per person for Indigenous Australians was $6,787, compared with $4,876 for each non-Indigenous Australian. Correspondingly, the Indigenous to non-Indigenous per person health expenditure ratio was 1.39. This report, the sixth in the series, again shows that Indigenous Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to rely on public hospital services. In 2008-09, per person expenditure on public hospital services for Indigenous Australians was more than double that for non-Indigenous Australians - an expenditure ratio of 2.25.
Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2007-08
Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2007-08 reports data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of medical indemnity claims in the public sector during the financial year from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008. Data are also presented on claims closed during the five year period between 2003-04 and 2007-08, and on new claims with a reserve set against them in each of these years. This report describes the allegations of harm that gave rise to claims, the alleged physical and mental effects on claim subjects, the specialties of clinicians involved, and the size, duration and outcomes of the medical indemnity claims.
Public health expenditure in Australia, 2008-09
Since the first public health expenditure report in 1999-00, expenditure on public health activities by health departments has grown, in real terms, by 88%. Total expenditure on public health activities in Australia in 2008–09 was $2,300.2 million. This was an increase of $120.5 million, or 5.5%, on what was spent in 2007–08, raising the 2008–09 per person expenditure to $106. After adjusting for the effects of inflation, there was a real increase in per person expenditure of 2.2% from 2007–08 to 2008–09, continuing the growth in total public health expenditure which has averaged 7.3% per year since 1999–00.
Australian health expenditure by remoteness: a comparison of remote, regional and city health expenditure
The report looks at selected health services for the financial years 2001-02, 2004-05 and 2006-07 and examines the way these services were delivered across Australia. This analysis was performed using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification System to compare the expenditure and usage rates of the health services by residents of Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote and Very remote areas of Australia.
Health expenditure Australia 2008-09
Health expenditure in Australia in 2008-09 reached $112.8 billion, an increase of $9.2 billion since 2007-08. The area of health expenditure with the largest increase was public hospital services, which accounted for over one-quarter of the total increase in 2008-09. 'Health expenditure Australia 2008-09' examines expenditure on different types of health goods and services in the decade to 2008-09. The report: describes funding by the Australian Government and state governments, private health insurance and individuals; compares health expenditures in the different states and territories; compares Australia's spending with other countries'.
Health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia, 2004-05
Health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia, 2004-05 provides a systematic analysis of health system expenditures associated with specific disease and injury groups in Australia in 2004-05. Expenditure on cardiovascular disease is compared with expenditure on cancer, injuries, nervous system disorders and other diseases. Health expenditure for each age group ranges from $2,223 per year for girls/boys aged 5 to 14 years to $8,030 per year for women/men aged 75 to 84 years. This report also discusses the changes in expenditure by disease between 2000-01 and 2004-05.
Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07
Expenditure on health and high care residential aged care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people amounted to $2,976 million in 2006-07, or 3.1% of national expenditure on health and high care residential aged care. In 2006-07, the average expenditure per person on health and high care residential aged care was $5,696 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For non-Indigenous people, the average expenditure per person was $4,557. The ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous expenditure per person was 1.25. For the Australian Government schemes of Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), total benefits paid per Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person were 59% of the amount spent on non-Indigenous people. Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07 provides policy makers and program managers with detailed information for further analysis.
Health expenditure for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, 2004-05
Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions affect more than 6 million Australians. In 2004-05, direct health expenditure on these conditions amounted to $4.0 billion or 7.5% of total allocated health expenditure in Australia. Osteoarthritis alone accounted for nearly one-third of the expenditure, mostly due to hospital costs associated with knee and hip replacements. Other major sources of expenditure included prescription pharmaceuticals for osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. This report provides detailed information on health expenditure on these diseases and conditions using estimates derived from the AIHW Disease expenditure database, supported by information from various other data sources.
Health care expenditure on chronic kidney disease in Australia 2004-05
Chronic kidney disease is a common and serious problem in Australia. Those with the most severe form, end-stage kidney disease, usually require dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. It is with these resource intensive and technologically advanced treatments that much of the health costs for chronic kidney disease are incurred, with regular dialysis the most common reason for hospitalisation in Australia.Chronic kidney disease contributes substantially to health care expenditure in Australia and is increasing much faster than expenditure on total health care. In 2004-05 it accounted for 1.7% of total expenditure ($898.7 million), an increase of 33% since 2000-01 ($573.6 million).
Health expenditure for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions in Australia, 2000-01
Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions may not be a large cause of mortality but are significant contributors to morbidity and disability in Australia. They are highly prevalent, particularly among those aged 65 or over. Their treatment and management have considerable costs and the health care required is different from other major health conditions. In Australia, the direct health expenditure for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions exceeded $4.6b in 2000-01, ranking third below cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders. Much of the expenditure was on health care in community settings. Expenditures on the use of pharmaceuticals and procedures are also on the rise. This bulletin details these expenditures, with emphasis on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and other rheumatic disorders. Various health sectors in which the monies are spent are also described.
Health care expenditure and the burden of disease due to asthma in Australia
This report provides a summary of two aspects of the economic impact of asthma in Australia: health care expenditure on asthma and burden of disease attributable to asthma-related disability and premature mortality. The information contained in this report will help guide the formation of health policy in relation to asthma.
Expenditures on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2001-02
This report is the third comprehensive analysis of expenditures on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It examines expenditures in 2001-02 on health for Indigenous people and compares it with health expenditures for the rest of the Australian population. It examines health resource distribution and funding by different levels of government, the private sector, by region and by primary and secondary/tertiary health care. It also provides some information on the level of expenditure on health-related welfare services expenditure for Indigenous Australians. Estimates of health expenditures in 2001-02 are compared with those published previously for 1998-99.
Health system expenditures on cancer and other neoplasms in Australia 2000-01
The first comprehensive study of cancer health system expenditures in Australia covered the year 1993-94 and was released in 1998. This report updates the expenditure estimates to 2000-01 and includes 'other neoplasms' as well as cancers. The methodology has been revised in some areas and the analysis applied across the cancer site groups used in the first Australian Burden of Disease Study.
Health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia 2000-01, second edition
The report provides an overview of total health system expenditures on disease and injury in Australia during 2000-01, based on the best possible estimates from currently available data sources. To maximise the validity of comparison between diseases, similar methods are used in estimating each disease.
Health expenditure Australia 2000-01
Australia spent over $60 billion on health in 2000-01, a rise of almost $9 billion over the latest two years. This report examines expenditure on health in Australia. It revises estimates from 1991 to 1998-99 to reflect new estimates of GDP and household expenditure on health, and presents preliminary estimates for 2000-01. Health Expenditure Australia follows the Health Expenditure Bulletin in presenting this and other essential information and analysis on the Australian health system.
National public health expenditure report 1998-99
This report is the first of its type in Australia. It provides public health expenditure information from each of the State, Territory and Commonwealth health departments, based on eight distinct public health expenditure categories: communicable disease control; selected health promotion activities; immunisation; environmental health; food standards and hygiene; breast cancer screening; cervical screening; all other core public health. This report is part of the National Public Health Expenditure Project (NPHEP).
State of play of expenditure on public health by Australian governments: a survey of data available on public health expenditure in Australia for 1997-98 and for earlier years
This report outlines the state of play with regard to public health expenditure data in Australia at 1999 and looks particularly at data available from existing sources for the reference year 1997-98.The report was compiled from the first stage of the National Public Health Expenditure Project (NPHEP). It represents an important step in establishing information about public health infrastructure in Australia.
Expenditures on health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 1998-99
This report is the second comprehensive analysis of expenditures on health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It examines expenditures in 1998-99 compared with health services expenditure for the rest of the Australian population. It examines health resource distribution by different levels of government, the private sector, by region and by primary and secondary/tertiary health care. Health expenditure in 1998-99 is compared with the earlier 1995-96 findings. These analyses enable a greater understanding of the different patterns of health service use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australia's welfare services expenditure 1994-95 to 1999-00: welfare services expenditure bulletin No. 6
Provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services in Australia for the period 1994-95 to 1999-2000.The bulletin includes monetary expenditure funded by all levels of governments, by non-government community services organisations and by households.The estimates presented in this bulletin are an important reference for policy makers in the field and those working in the community services sector.
Australia's welfare services expenditure 1992-93 to 1997-98
Provides estimates of expenditure on welfare services in Australia for the period 1992-93 to 1997-98. It is the first in the series to report separate estimates of government expenditure on welfare services for the aged and for people with a disability. The bulletin includes monetary expenditures funded by all levels of government, by non-government community services organisations and by households. It also compares government welfare services spending with other areas of government spending and analyses the sources of growth in this expenditure.
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