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released: 29 Sep 2004 author: AIHW media release

Health expenditure Australia 2002-03 examines expenditure on health goods and services in Australia for 1992-93 to 2001-02 and presents preliminary estimates for 2002-03.This report presents expenditure estimates: at the aggregate level; as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP); on a per person basis; by state; by comparison with selected OECD countries; and by source of funding.This report will be helpful to anyone interested in studying, analysing and comparing estimates of health expenditure in Australia.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 1 74024 410 7; Cat. no. HWE 27; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Lists of tables and figures
    • Preface
    • Abbreviations and symbols
  • Sections
    1. Background and summary
      1. Background
      2. The structure of the health sector and its flow of funds
      3. Summary of findings
      4. Revisions to ABS estimates
    2. Total health expenditure
      1. Health expenditure and the general level of economic activity
      2. Health expenditure per person
      3. Total health expenditure, by state and territory
      4. Sources of growth in real health expenditure
      5. Sources of growth in nominal health expenditure
    3. Funding of health expenditure in Australia
      1. Broad trends
        • Recurrent funding shares
      2. Government sources of funds
      3. Non-government sources of funds
    4. Health expenditure and funding, by area of health expenditure
      1. Recurrent expenditure on health goods and services
        • Institutional health services
        • Non-institutional health services
      2. Capital formation
      3. Capital consumption by governments
    5. International comparisons
    6. Technical notes
      1. General
        • Health Expenditure Advisory Committee (HEAC)
      2. Definition of health expenditure
      3. Deflators
      4. Data and methods used to produce estimates
        • General
        • State and territory expenditure tables
        • Expenditure by the Australian Government
        • Expenditure by state, territory and local governments
        • Expenditure by the non-government sector
        • Blank cells in matrices
        • Population
      5. International comparisons
      6. Preliminary estimates
      7. Revisions of definitions and estimates
        • Definitions
        • Revision of estimates
  • End Matter
    • Appendixes
      1. National health expenditure matrices, 1999-00 to 2002-03
        • Notes to Appendix A tables
      2. State and territory health expenditure matrices, 1999-00 to 2001-02
        • Notes to Appendix B tables
      3. Glossary
      4. OECD System of Health Accounts
      5. Capital
      6. Capital consumption
    • References

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above.

Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. 8 October 2004: Correction to Australian Appendix Tables 1992-93 to 2002-03.
  2. 18 October 2004: Proportions in Table 19 corrected.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2004. Health expenditure Australia 2002-03. Cat. no. HWE 27. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467633>.

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