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released: 23 Aug 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report provides a detailed analysis of health expenditure for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2010-11. Estimates are disaggregated at the regional level, as well as for specific disease and injury groups. For selected services, expenditure increased with remoteness for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The disease groups that accounted for the highest proportion of admitted patient expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were genitourinary diseases ($195 million or 11% of Indigenous admitted patient expenditure), which includes the cost of dialysis treatment.

ISSN 13235850; ISBN 9781742494739; Cat. no. HWE 58; 32pp.; $10.00

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • The effect of location on expenditure
      • Disease expenditure
      • Data sources and methods
      • Structure of this report
    • 2 Expenditure by remoteness
      • Main findings
      • Expenditure per person by remoteness
      • Medicare Benefit Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme expenditure per person by remoteness
      • Hospital separations by remoteness
      • Hospital expenditure by remoteness
    • 3 Expenditure by disease group
      • Total expenditure by disease group
      • Expenditure per person by disease group
    • 4 Expenditure by potentially preventable hospitalisations
      • PPH expenditure by disease group
      • PPH expenditure per person by disease group
  • End matter
    • References
    • Related publications
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11: an analysis by remoteness and disease. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 49. Cat. no. HWE 58. Canberra: AIHW.

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