Health expenditure growth slowing: report

Australia’s health expenditure has slowed to its lowest point since the mid-1980s, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The Health expenditure Australia 2012-13 report, released today, indicated that government spending on health overall had fallen by 0.9% in 2012-13 to a total of $147.4 billion (9.67% of GDP).

The estimated health expenditure per person fell $17, to $6430.

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