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Expenditure on hospitals reflects the funds spent to pay for the clinical and non-clinical services they provide. Public and private hospitals receive funding from the Australian Government, state and territory governments, private health insurance funds and out-of-pocket payments by individuals.
Public and private hospitals are funded from a range of sources, reflecting the types of patients they treat and the services they provide.
Explore more information about spending on hospitals via the links at the bottom of the page.
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Definitions of the terms used in this section are available in the Glossary.
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