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released: 20 Sep 2001 author: AIHW

This report outlines the state of play with regard to public health expenditure data in Australia at 1999 and looks particularly at data available from existing sources for the reference year 1997-98. The report was compiled from the first stage of the National Public Health Expenditure Project (NPHEP). It represents an important step in establishing information about public health infrastructure in Australia.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 1 74024 136 6; Cat. no. HWE 19; 43pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
  • Sections
    • Introduction
      • Why measure expenditure on public health?
      • Responsibilities of different levels of government
      • National Public Health Expenditure Project
      • Introduction to the concepts
    • Background to discussion of available public health expenditure data
      • Sources of the data and relationships
    • Government public health expenditure data
      • Summary
      • Commonwealth grants to States and Territories for public health
      • State and Territory Government public health expenditure
      • Public health expenditure by local governments
    • Public health research
    • Public and community health expenditure in Australia, 1960-1998
    • Analysis of Commonwealth Grants Commission public health data
      • Comparison of Commonwealth Grants Commission data, 1996-97 and 1997-98
      • Standardised Commonwealth Grants Commission public health expenditure by State, 1997-98
    • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2001. State of play of expenditure on public health by Australian governments. Health and Welfare Expenditure Series no. 13. Cat. no. HWE 19. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467283>.

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