During 2015–16 an estimated $117.0 billion of recurrent health expenditure was able to be attributed to specific disease groups. This report provides an overview of health expenditure by patient demographics, area of expenditure, and condition being treated or managed. Conditions are reported using the Australian Burden of Disease Study groups and conditions.

  • Cat. no: HWE 76
Findings from this report:
  • Around 73% ($117.0 billion) of recurrent expenditure was attributed to disease groups

  • The highest expenditure condition group for females was reproductive and maternal ($6.9 billion)

  • The highest expenditure condition group for males was cardiovascular diseases ($5.7 billion)

  • The disease group with highest expenditure in 2015–16 was musculoskeletal disorders