Primary care or hospitals? Where taxpayer money is going

A NEW AIHW report shows where Australian governments spent money in 2013-14. According to the report:

  • 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.
  • Federal government funding for hospitals was $892 per person - $132 higher than in 2003/04 and $1 higher than 2012/13.
  • The ACT received the biggest increase in federal hospital funding over the decade at 5.3 per cent per year.
  • In 2013/14, Tasmania received the greatest amount of federal hospital funding at $1130 per

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