This bulletin is the thirteenth in the current series of Health Expenditure Bulletins produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides estimates of total health services expenditure in Australia, at the aggregate level; on a per person basis; and by source of funds, for the period from 1989–90 to 1995–96. It also provides detailed information, by area of expenditure (e.g. hospitals, medical, dental, etc.), for each year up to 1994–95.

Total expenditure on health services in 1995–96 was $41,742 million. This represented a rate of increase in total health services expenditure between 1994–95 and 1995–96 of 7.3% at current prices and 5.3% at constant prices.