The inquiry and report of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee which reviewed the out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare.
Health expenditure occurs when money is spent on health goods and services. It occurs at different levels of government, as well as by non-government entities such as private health insurers and individual.
This report discusses the following terms of reference:
the current and future trends in out-of-pocket expenditure by Australian health consumers; and,
key areas of expenditure, including pharmaceuticals, primary care visits, medical devices or supplies, and dental care.