Health expenditure Australia 2016–17 [AIHW]

Health expenditure Australia 2016–17 reveals that Australia spent $180.7 billion on health in 2016–17—more than $7,400 per person. Real growth in spending of 4.7% in 2016–17 was 1.6 percentage points higher than the average over the past five years (3.1%). Non-government sources recorded the lowest growth rate in health spending in the decade to 2016–17—0.2% compared with the decade average of 4.8%.

Media release: Growth in health spending at 5 year high, driven by government spending.

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