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released: 5 Feb 2016 author: AIHW

Health expenditure grew from $50.3 billion in 1989–90 to $154.6 billion in 2013–14 in real terms (adjusted for inflation). Over the period, health expenditure grew much faster than inflation, the population and population ageing. Health expenditure increased from 6.5% of gross domestic product in 1989–90 to 9.7% of gross domestic product in 2013–14.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • A story of growth
      • Drivers of health expenditure
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 About the data
    • 2 A growth industry
      • 2.1 Health expenditure relative to the economy
      • 2.2 Government spending and taxation revenue
      • 2.3 Spending by individuals and individual wealth
    • 3 Drivers of health expenditure
      • 3.1 Population factors
      • 3.2 New treatments and technologies
      • 3.3 Policies and agreements
    • 4 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • Appendix tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. 25 years of health expenditure in Australia: 1989–90 to 2013–14. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 56. Cat. no. HWE 66. Canberra: AIHW.

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