6 February 2024 Updated the footnotes for Figures 7, 10, 11 and 12. Removed Injuries (external) from Figure 7. Improved the formatting for Figures 13 and 14.


The 202021 Disease Expenditure Study was undertaken by members of the Health Economics Unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The project manager was Rebecca Bennetts, the lead analyst and methodologist was Natalia Henriquez. Nikita Ramachandran and Xi Li provided assistance with the preparation and running of data analysis, data visualisations and data validation.

Geoff Callaghan and Brett Henderson provided review and advice in the development of this work. In addition, the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and the National Health Funding Body was taken into consideration in the preparation of this report.