This new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides estimates of Australia’s health system expenditure on treatment and care for those with cancer, as well as on cancer screening.
The report presents estimates of cancer expenditure by age group, sex, Indigenous status, geography, and over time; by area of expenditure and for a range of types of cancer, as well as expenditure on cancer as a result of health risk factors.
Expenditure on cancer in 2015–16 was $10.1 billion, including at least $2.7 billion attributable to health risk factors.
- Health system expenditure on cancer and other neoplasms in Australia, 2015–16. AIHW. 24 March 2021