Health system spending on disease and injury in Australia 2020–21 analyses Australia’s national health spending to provide additional detail about the people receiving care and the conditions and diseases being treated.
In this report, 2020–21 data is presented using Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) conditions including COVID–19, with spending reported by health care sector, type of condition, age group, sex and state. Information is presented on the web pages using interactive visualisations. Downloadable Microsoft Excel workbooks are available for 2020–21 and for 2011–12 to 2019–20 inclusive for historical comparisons. For a more detailed analysis of COVID–19 spending, refer to Health system spending on the response to COVID–19 in Australia 2019–20 to 2021–22.
- Cat. no: HWE 95
Musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the highest spending of all disease groups with $14.7 billion spent in 2020–21
Cancer and other neoplasms ($14.6 billion) and Cardiovascular diseases ($14.3 billion) ranked 2nd and 3rd highest
In 2020-21, Injuries ranked 4th highest in terms of spending, while Mental and substance use disorders ranked 5th
Highest spending of specific conditions for dental caries, $5.3 billion followed by injuries from falls, $4.7 billion