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released: 2 Nov 2011 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-220-9; Cat. no. HWE 54; 30pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Health expenditure in 2008–09:
      • Hospital expenditure by disease group in 2008–09:
      • Potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) in 2008–09:
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Data and methods used to provide estimates
        • Medicare's Voluntary Indigenous Identifier
        • Indigenous identification in hospital separations data
        • Adjustment for variation in Indigenous identification in hospital separations and expenditure data by remoteness
        • Expenditure on hospital separations by disease group
        • Scope of disease expenditure analysis
        • Expenditure on hospital separations by potentially preventable hospitalisations
    • 2 Expenditure per person by remoteness
      • 2.1 MBS and PBS expenditure per person by remoteness
      • 2.2 Hospital separations by remoteness
      • 2.3 Expenditure on hospital separations by remoteness
    • 3 Hospital separations and expenditure by disease group
      • 3.1 Hospital separations by disease group
      • 3.2 Hospital expenditure by disease group
    • 4 Potentially preventable hospitalisations
      • 4.1 Separations for potentially preventable hospitalisations
      • 4.2 Expenditure on potentially preventable hospitalisations
  • End matter
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09: an analysis by remoteness and disease. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 45. Cat. no. HWE 54. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420243>.