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released: 16 Dec 2013 author: AIHW media release

Health system expenditure on cancer and other neoplasms in Australia, 2008-09 presents an overview of cancer expenditure focusing on the six cancers with the highest health system expenditure in each of four life stages 0-14, 15-24, 25-64 and 65 years and over. Findings include: Cancer and other neoplasms ranked sixth in terms of estimated health system expenditure on chronic diseases, accounting for 6.9% of total health system expenditure on all chronic diseases; Expenditure on national population screening programs totalled $332 million; From 2000-01 to 2008-09, total health system expenditure on cancer increased by 56% from $2,894 million to $4,526 million.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-526-2; Cat. no. CAN 78; 58pp.; $12

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  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Main findings
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Data sources and methodology
      • Expenditure
      • AIHW National Mortality Database
    • 3 Total health system expenditure on cancer and cancer screening programs
      • Cancer management
      • Cancer screening programs
      • Total expenditure on cancer compared to other chronic diseases
    • 4 Expenditure on cancer by sex
    • 5 Expenditure on cancer by age group
      • Expenditure on cancer for children aged 0-14
      • Expenditure on cancer for people aged 15-24
      • Expenditure on cancer for people aged 25-64
      • Expenditure on cancer for people aged 65 and over
    • 6 Change over time in expenditure on cancer 2000-01, 2004-05 and 2008-09
    • 7  Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Cancer codes
      • Appendix B Data quality statement
        • Disease expenditure database 2008-09
        • Summary of key data quality issues
      • Appendix C Detailed statistical tables
    • Glossary
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • References

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AIHW 2013. Health system expenditure on cancer and other neoplasms in Australia 2008-09. Cancer series 81. Cat. no. CAN 78. Canberra: AIHW.