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released: 8 Oct 2010 author: AIHW media release

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 million).

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-067-0; Cat. no. HWE 49; 25pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary  
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Data and methods used to provide estimates
    2. 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
    3. 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
    • References

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  1. (12 October 2010) A minor amendment has been made to the labels on Table 5, page 14.

Recommended citation

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 21 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468394>.