Public health expenditure in Australia, 2007-08 – AIHW – 6 November 2009

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Public health expenditure in Australia, 2007-08

Health and welfare expenditure series no. 38

“Public health expenditure in Australia 2007-08 is the eighth in a series of annual reports on public health expenditure in Australia produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In that time expenditure on public health activities by health departments has grown, in real terms, by a total of 77.7%, at an average annual growth rate of 7.4%. In 2007-08 it represented 2.2% of total recurrent expenditure on health-up from around 1.9% in the previous years. In the last year, from 2006-07 to 2007-08, public health expenditure increased by $444.0 million to $2,158.8 million. This was largely due to a substantial increase in spending on organised immunisation activities such as the National Human Papillomavirus vaccination program.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 6 November 2009; ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 971 3; AIHW cat. no. HWE 47

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