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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3728

Dr Cass (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What was the national health expenditure by (a) type of expenditure and (b) source of funds during (i) 1973-74, (ii) 1974-75 and (iii) 1975-76.

(2)   What was the current account expenditure on health services during (a) 1973-74, (b) 1974-75 and (c) 1975-76.

Mr Hunt -The answer to the honorouble member's question is as follows:

(1)   No regular and definitive detailed statement on national health expenditure is available. However, the following details have been prepared in association with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table 1 sets out total health expenditure for the years requested showing in (a) sector and economic type of expenditure and showing in (b) source of finance.



The amount shown above as final health expenditure financed from government sources is calculated from details of government outlay on health, the components of which are shown in Table 2 below.


(2)   The amount of final consumption expenditure on health is set out in the following tables. Table 3 shows for the years requested the final consumption expenditure on health financed from government sources. Table 4 shows for the year 1974-75 estimated final consumption expenditure on health financed from private sources.


An estimated breakdown of the final consumption expenditure financed from Private sources has recently been made available through the Household Income and Expenditure Survey, conducted by the Austraiian Bureau of Statistics for the year 1974-75. In this survey, information was collected on net expenditure by private households in the capital cities of Australia. Table 5 sets out the average weekly net expenditure (Le. net of recoverables from health funds, etc) per household on categories of medical care and health expenses, together with an inferred annual Australian total. The Australian total assumes that the average net expenditure per head on each category for all Australian households is the same as for capital dry households.


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