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Health expenditure Australia 2015–16

06 Oct 2017
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Total spending on health in Australia was $170.4 billion in 2015–16, $6.0 billion (3.6%) higher in real terms than in 2014–15. This was the fourth consecutive year that growth was below the ten year average of 4.7%.

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This report provides the latest annual overview of the key trends in health expenditure in Australia. It is the latest in the 33 years of the AIHW’s health expenditure series, and examines health expenditure according to who paid (the source of funds) and the types of health goods and services purchased (area of expenditure) between 2005–06 and 2015–16.

Growth in total health expenditure in Australia continued to be relatively low in 2015–16 compared with the 10-year average. However, this was not the case for all sources of funds and it did not result in a reduction in the ratio of health expenditure to gross domestic product (GDP).

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2205-6610 (PDF)
ISBN
978-1-76054-206-1 (PDF)
APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/113061
Series Title: 
Health and Welfare Expenditure
Series Volume/No.: 
58
License Type: 
CC BY