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26 Sep 2019

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) today released its Health Expenditure Australia 2017-18 report, which shows that Australians spent $30.6 billion on out-of-pocket health-related expenses in 2017-18.

The report show that individuals spent:

Published: 26 Sep 2019

23 Jul 2019
Patients must clearly know how much they are paying for treatment, and the AMA Informed Financial Consent Guide will help them work out their costs with their doctor.

Published: 23 Jul 2019

16 Aug 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Doorstop, Parliament House, Canberra, Thursday 16 August 2018

Subjects:  AIHW Report on out-of-pocket-costs


QUESTION:   Dr Bartone, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report today showing on one hand that the Government's [indistinct] bulk billing rates are at record high [indistinct] Australians are out-of-pocket. What's your take on this report?

Published: 16 Aug 2018