Table of contents

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  • Introduction
  • Major areas of health and welfare expenditure
  • Government age pension (including veterans’ pension): $15,700 million (1995-96). Annual real growth,1990-91 to 1995-96, 3.5%
  • Hospitals: $3,900 million. Annual real growth 3.6%
  • Medical services: $1,600 million. Annual real growth 8.5%
    • Pharmaceutical services: $780 million. Annual real growth 13.1%
    • Residential care (nursing homes and hostels): $2,600 million. Annual real growth 2.9%
      • 1985 Aged Care Reform
      • 1997 Aged Care Structural Reform Package
        • Fees
        • Accommodation payments
        • Funding of aged care residential facilities
    • Non-residential care (Home and Community Care): $651 million. Annual real growth 7.8%
    • Government health and welfare expenditure
      • General health expenditure
      • Government health and welfare expenditure on older people
  • Conclusion
  • References