Overview of data sources and methodology
The Australian National Health Account: concepts, methodology and data sources provides information to accompany annual reporting of health expenditure by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in Australia’s health expenditure. The latest reporting period relates to expenditure in the decade to 2020–21.
There are 3 main sections to this document:
- The Australian National Health Account is a brief overview of estimating health expenditure in Australia.
- Concepts and definitions explain elements of the structure of the health system and the flow of funds within it, as well as important concepts used in the reporting of health expenditure estimates.
- The compilation of health expenditure estimates covers details of how the estimates are derived from the wide range of data sources used.