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released: 14 Jan 2011 author: AIHW

The report looks at selected health services for the financial years 2001-02, 2004-05 and 2006-07 and examines the way these services were delivered across Australia. This analysis was performed using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification System to compare the expenditure and usage rates of the health services by residents of Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote and Very remote areas of Australia.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-099-1; Cat. no. HWE 50; 172pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents 

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Symbols
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Detailed overview
      • 1.1 The aim of the report
      • 1.2 Data inclusions, methodology and associated notes
      • 1.3 Hospital expenditure
        • Summary of results for hospital admitted patient services—2006–07
        • Acuteness of separations
      • 1.4 In-hospital medical services
      • 1.5 Hospital services expenditure from 2001–02 to2006–07
      • 1.6 Medicare—medical services
        • Total Medicare services
      • 1.7 Medicare services expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
        • Medicare GP expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
      • 1.8 Pharmaceuticals
      • 1.9 Grants to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
      • 1.10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    2. Introduction
      • 2.1 Background
      • 2.2 Overview
      • 2.3 Data methodology
    3. Hospital expenditure
      • 3.1 Hospital admitted patient services—including in-hospital medical services
      • 3.2 Hospital admitted patient services—excluding in-hospital medical services
        • Private and public hospitals
        • Length of stay of hospital separations
        • Acuteness of separations
      • 3.3 In-hospital medical services
        • GP and other primary care in-hospital expenditure
        • Pathology in-hospital expenditure
        • Imaging in-hospital expenditure
        • Specialist in-hospital expenditure
        • Obstetrics
        • Operations
        • Radiation and other medical services not classified elsewhere
      • 3.4 Hospital services expenditure from 2001–02 to2006–07
    4. Medicare—medical services
      • 4.1 Total Medicare services
      • 4.2 General practitioner services
        • GPs
        • GP and other primary care
      • 4.3 Pathology
      • 4.4 Imaging
      • 4.5 Specialists
      • 4.6 Other Medicare medical services
        • Dental
        • Obstetrics
        • Operations
        • Radiation and other medical services not elsewhere classified
        • Other allied health
      • 4.7 Medicare services expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
        • Medicare GP expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
        • Medicare pathology expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
        • Medicare imaging expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
        • Medicare specialist expenditure from 2001–02 to 2006–07
    5. Optometrical services
    6. Pharmaceuticals
      • 6.1 PBS and Section–100 expenditure
    7. Grants to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
    8. National Health Survey results
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Calculations
        • A.1 Analytical steps
        • A.2 Age-standardisation
          • Indirect age-standardisation example
      • Appendix B: Additional information on medical services
        • 1. GP expenditure
          • Total GP expenditure
          • GP in-hospital expenditure
        • 2. GP and other primary care expenditure
        • 3. Pathology expenditure
        • 4. Imaging expenditure
        • 5. Specialist expenditure
        • 6. Dental expenditure
          • Total dental expenditure
          • Dental out-of-hospital expenditure
          • Dental in-hospital expenditure
        • 7. Obstetrics expenditure
          • Total obstetrics expenditure
          • Obstetrics out-of-hospital expenditure
        • 8. Operations expenditure
          • Total operations expenditure
          • Operations out-of-hospital expenditure
        • 9. Radiation and other expenditure
          • Total radiation and other expenditure
          • Radiation and other services out-of-hospital expenditure
        • 10. Other allied health expenditure
      • Appendix C: Summary of results
      • Appendix D: Medicare Benefits Schedule
      • Appendix E: Estimated resident population
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Australian health expenditure by remoteness: a comparison of remote, regional and city health expenditure. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 41. Cat. no. HWE 50. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442475421>.