8 facts on government health spending

  1. Federal government health funding per person averaged $2725 in 2013/14 - $653 more in real terms than 2003/04 but just $30 more than 2012/13.
  2. Federal government funding for hospitals was $892 per person - $132 higher than in 2003/04 and $1 higher than 2012/13.
  3. The ACT received the biggest increase in federal hospital funding over the decade at 5.3% per year.
  4. In 2013/14 Tasmania received the greatest amount of federal hospital funding at $1130 per person.
  5. NT received the least at $735.
  6. Federal government spending on primary health in 2013/14 was $1002 per person, up from $722 in 2003/04, but down from $1006 in 2012/13.
  7. Almost $55 billion was spent on primary care in 2013/14, up from $34.4 billion in 2003/04.
  8. Almost $59 billion was spent on hospitals

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