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released: 10 Dec 2015 author: AIHW media release

This report extends the analysis presented in Health expenditure Australia 2013–14 to further explore expenditure on particular categories of health goods and services. In 2013–14, $58.8 billion was spent on hospitals in Australia, $54.7 billion on primary health care and $32.0 billion on other health goods and services. A further $9.1 billion was spent on capital expenditure. Unreferred medical services attracted the highest share of primary health care funding in 2013–14, at 19.3%. This is different to earlier in the decade, when benefit-paid pharmaceuticals attracted the most spending from 2008–09 to 2011–12. Growth in expenditure on benefit-paid pharmaceuticals slowed in the last 3 years compared with the rest of the decade. This slower growth in expenditure was in contrast to a steady increase in the number of prescriptions dispensed over the same period.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      •  Total expenditure by source of funds
      • Trends in recurrent expenditure
      • Trends in capital expenditure
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Structure of this report
      • 1.2 Changes to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates
    • 2 Trends in health expenditure
      • 2.1 Broad trends in health expenditure
      • 2.2 Health expenditure by source of funds
      • 2.3 Comparisons across jurisdictions
    • 3 Hospitals
      • 3.1 Hospitals expenditure by source of funds
      • 3.2 Australian Government funding
      • 3.3 State and territory government funding
      • 3.4 Non-government funding
    • 4 Primary health care
      • 4.1 Primary health care expenditure by source of funds
      • 4.2 Australian Government funding
      • 4.3 State and territory government funding
      • 4.4 Non-government funding
      • 4.5 Types of primary health care spending
    • 5 Other health goods and services
      • 5.1 Other health goods and services by source of funds
      • 5.2 Types of Other health goods and services
    • 6 Capital expenditure
      • 6.1 Capital expenditure trends
        
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Source tables
      • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Health expenditure Australia 2013–14: analysis by sector. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 55. Cat. no. HWE 65. Canberra: AIHW.

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