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This report includes estimates of how much was spent on health between 2003–04 and 2013–14. This information contributes to understanding the performance and efficiency of Australia’s health system and how changes arise over time.
Continued slow growth
This paper presents a set of performance indicators for monitoring neonatal hearing screening activity in Australia at a national level, to help measure how well neonatal hearing screening is achieving its aims.
Each year in Australia approximately 551 children are born...
This report argues that Australia has a long way to go before consumers pay fair prices for pharmaceuticals.
Grattan Institute’s March 2013 report, Australia’s bad drug deal, showed that Australians paid more than $1 billion a year too much for prescription...
This guide provides an overview of Australia’s complex health system: what governments do, the role of private health insurance, how much we spend on health care, how Australian health outcomes compare internationally, the health care workforce and links to further information and resources.
Emergency department presentations increased by 4.0% on average each year between 2008-09 and 2012-13, this report finds.
ow many emergency department presentations were there?
More than 6.7 million emergency department presentations were reported by public hospital emergency departments in 2012-13, corresponding to...
How much elective surgery was there in 2012-13?
In 2012-13, Australia's public hospitals admitted about 673,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists (as either elective or emergency admissions).
Almost 1 in 4 of these patients was admitted for General...
Key findings include:$55.1 billion cost to the Australian economy, including direct health costs, lost productivity and reduced quality of life 6.1 million Australians already affected, of which 58% are of working age in peak income earning years (25-64 years) 43% growth in...
This report finds that expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $140.2 billion in 2011-12, up from $82.9 billion in 2001-02.
This report provides estimates of health expenditure in Australia between 2001-02 and 2011-12. Expenditure was estimated to be...
This report outlines the workforce characteristics of 11 allied health practitioners for 2011 and 2012.
Registered allied health practitioners
This report presents information on the allied health workforce, based on estimates derived from the National Health Workforce Data Set:...
This paper provides the technical specifications for the 31 key national indicators under the 2012-15 action plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020 (the 'National Framework').
These specifications will guide the reporting of these indicators in the National Framework annual report...