This report presents estimates of how much was spent through the health system in 2018–19 for each case of a disease or condition that was known to be prevalent in the community in that year. It also presents spending attributable to potentially avoidable risk factors such as being overweight, physical inactivity and tobacco use in that year.

Information is presented on the web pages using interactive visualisations, and downloadable Microsoft Excel workbooks.

  • Cat. no: HWE 88
Findings from this report:
  • One third ($8 billion) of all potentially avoidable risk factor spending was due to being overweight and tobacco use

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia attracted the most spending per case of all diseases in 2018–19 ($0.2 million)

  • The cancer and other neoplasms group attracted the most spending per case on average in 2018–19 ($10,000)

  • Total health system spending attributable to potentially avoidable risk factors in 2018–19 was $24 billion