For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the Department of Health website. Learn more about how the AIHW is assisting the COVID-19 response and how our other work is affected. Our Covid-19 related resources page includes a list of some existing resources which may be useful when researching issues related to COVID-19.
The Australian, state and territory and local governments share funding responsibility for health and welfare services.
The AIHW collects, analyses and publishes estimates of expenditure on health and welfare. We also focus on the cost of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the cost of diseases.
This work involves being aware not only of the overall level of expenditure, but also of the societal, political and economic pressures that influence the way funding is provided and used. Expenditure is analysed in terms of who provides the services, who funds them and what types of services are funded.
Important issues to consider when analysing and reporting on health and welfare expenditure include:
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