Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Health expenditure
    • 1.2 Structure and funding of Australia’s health system
    • 1.3 Measuring health expenditure
    • 1.4 About the estimates
  • 2. Australia’s health spending: an overview
    • 2.1 Total health spending
    • 2.2 Health spending per person
    • 2.3 Health spending in each state and territory
    • 2.4 The health sector relative to the economy
    • 2.5 Government spending on health relative to taxation revenue
    • 2.6 Personal health spending relative to income and wealth
  • 3. Spending trends by source
    • 3.1 Government sources
    • 3.2 Non-government sources
  • 4. Trends by area of spending
    • 4.1 Hospitals
    • 4.2 Primary health care
    • 4.3 Referred medical services
    • 4.4 Other services
    • 4.5 Research
    • 4.6 Capital expenditure
  • 5. Concepts, definitions and data sources
    • 5.1 Government funding sources
    • 5.2 Non-government funding sources
    • 5.3 Areas of expenditure
    • 5.4 Price indexes (deflators)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures