Health expenditure patterns, and the ratios
between Indigenous and non-indigenous expenditure, vary by remoteness and by the
type of health expenditure. For example, Medicare Benefits Schedule expenditure
was lower for Indigenous Australians and decreased with remoteness, but the
level of disparity actually decreased with remoteness, from a ratio of 0.58 in
major cities to 0.77 in remote areas. Disease grouping that includes diseases
where kidney dialysis is a treatment, contributed substantially to health
expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2006-07,
accounting for 10% of total admitted patient expenditure ($112.4
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Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- 1.1 Data and methods used to provide estimates
- Expenditure per person by remoteness
- 2.1 MBS and PBS expenditure per person by remoteness
- 2.2 Hospital separations by remoteness
- 2.3 Expenditure on hospital separations by remoteness
- Hospital separations and expenditure by disease group
- 3.1 Hospital separations by disease group
- 3.2 Expenditure on hospital separations by disease group
- End matter
Notes and corrections
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- (12 October 2010) A minor amendment has been made to the labels on Table 5, page 14.
AIHW 2010. Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2006-07: an analysis by remoteness and disease. Health and welfare expenditure series 40. Cat. no. HWE 49. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 June 2015 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468394>.