Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are substantial contributors to health-care expenditure in Australia. In 2008–09, estimated health-care expenditure allocated to these conditions totalled $5,690 million– the 4th most expensive disease group, accounting for 8.7% of total health-care expenditure allocated to disease groups.
This report is the latest in a series on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions expenditure. The key objectives of this report are to describe the distribution of health-care expenditure by health-care sector for the major musculoskeletal conditions: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back problems and osteoporosis.
ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-604-7; Cat. no. PHE 177; 57pp.; $12
Publication table of contents
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Methods and
- The AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
How much is spent on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in
- Overall expenditure
- Expenditure by health-care
- 4 How does expenditure vary by type of musculoskeletal
- Back problems
- 5 How does expenditure vary by
age and sex?
- Back problems
- 6 Are expenditure patterns
changing over time?
- 7 Discussion
- Health-care expenditure by
- Health-care expenditure by various musculoskeletal
- Health-care expenditure by sex and age
with other health-care expenditure estimates
- End matter
- Appendix A: Data sources
- AIHW Disease
- 2011-12 ABS National Health Survey
National Hospital Morbidity Database
- Appendix B: Data quality
- Disease expenditure database 2008-09
- Appendix C: Detailed statistical tables
- List of tables
- List of figures
AIHW 2014. Health-care expenditure on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions 2008-09. Arthritis series 20. Cat. no. PHE 177. Canberra: AIHW.