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released: 30 Sep 2009 author: AIHW media release

Health expenditure in Australia in 2007-08 reached $104 billion. As a percentage of GDP it was 9.1%, the same level as in 2006-07. The area of health expenditure showing the highest growth was public health expenditure which grew by 21% in real terms, mostly due to extra spending on immunisation. Health expenditure Australia 2007-08 examines expenditure on different types of health goods and services in the decade to 2007-08. The report describes funding by the Australian and State governments; private health insurance and individuals; compares health expenditures in the different states and territories; and compares Australia's spending with other countries.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 1 74024 963 8; Cat. no. HWE 46; 192pp.; Internet only

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  1. (27 November 2009) Appendix tables C2 and C3 have been updated. Corrections have been made to the Australian Government premium rebates for other health practitioners. These rebates that were previously allocated across all three other health practitioner categories, have now been all allocated to the non-Medicare category. Appendix table D1 has been updated to include footnote (d) which was previously missing.

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AIHW 2009. Health expenditure Australia 2007-08. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 37. Cat. no. HWE 46. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 September 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468286>.

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