Health expenditure Australia 2012-13 – AIHW – 23 September 2014

Posted on September 23, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics |

Health expenditure Australia 2012-13 – AIHW – 23 September 2014

“Expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $147.4 billion in 2012–13, 1.5% higher than in 2011–12 and the lowest growth since the mid 1980’s. In 2012–13, governments provided $100.8 billion (or 68.3%) of total health expenditure. Government funding of health expenditure fell in real terms for the first time in the decade by 0.9%, largely a result of a decline in Australian Government funding of 2.4%. State and territory government funding was also relatively low, growing just 1.4% in real terms in 2012–13. In contrast, growth in non-government funding was relatively strong at 7.2%.”

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-640-5; Cat. no. HWE 61; 150pp

Health spending growth slowest since the 1980s – AIHW media release – 23 September 2014

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