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released: 17 Sep 1998 author: AIHW

Describes in detail the methodology used by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to measure health services use and expenditure for specific diseases and disease groups in Australia in 1993-94. A companion report, Health System Costs of Diseases and Injury in Australia 1993-94, provides estimates of the health system costs for each disease and injury group and area of expenditure. Other reports will provide detailed estimates for specific National Health Priority Areas - cancer, cardiovascular disease, injury, mental health and diabetes.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 0 642 24766 7; Cat. no. HWE 7; 96pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (277K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables and figures
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction and overview (769K PDF)
      1. The Disease costs and Impact study
      2. The DCIS methodology
      3. Cost of illness analysis
      4. Indirect cost of disease
      5. Estimation of direct costs
      6. Attribution of costs to age-sex-disease groups
      7. Disease categories used in the DCISA (605K PDF)
      8. Results
    2. Hospital inpatients (851K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of hospital inpatient methodology
      3. Acute hospital inpatient methodology in detail
      4. Public psychiatric hospital methodology in detail
      5. Data issue
      6. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    3. Non-inpatient hospital services (246K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of non-inpatient methodology
      3. Non-inpatient methodology in detail
      4. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    4. Nursing homes (310K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of nursing homes methodology
      3. Nursing homes methodology in detail
      4. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    5. Medical services (452K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of medical services methodology
      3. Medical services methodology in detail
      4. Data issues
      5. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    6. Dental services (159K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of dental services methodology
      3. Dental services methodology in detail
      4. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    7. Allied health services (381K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. overview of allied health methodology
      3. Allied health methodology in detail
      4. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
    8. Pharmaceutical drugs (724K PDF)
      1. Summary
      2. Overview of pharmaceutical costs methodology
      3. Pharmaceuticals methodology in detail
      4. Data issues
      5. Differences from 1989-90 methodology
  • End matter

Recommended citation

Mathers C & Penm R 1998. Disease costing methodology used in the disease costs and impact study 1993-94. Health and Welfare Expenditure Series. Cat. no. HWE 7. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466977>.

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