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released: 5 Oct 1998 author: Mathers C, Penm R, Sanson-Fisher R & Campbell E media release

Gives detailed estimates of the health system costs for each type of cancer by sex, age group and health sector for 1993-94. Also included are detailed estimates of the numbers of hospital admissions, bed days, non-inpatient services, medical services, drug prescriptions and nursing home residents for that year.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 0 642 24780 3; Cat. no. HWE 8; 53pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (325K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables and figures
    • Preface
    • Summary
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (201K PDF)
      1. Usefulness of disease cost information
      2. Direct and indirect cost of disease
      3. Use and interpretation of direct costs of cancer
    2. Methodology (61K PDF)
      1. Data sources
      2. Health sectors
      3. Treatment and prevention
      4. Classification of cancers
      5. Disease impact
      6. Limitations
    3. Cancer costs in 1993-94 (214K PDF)
      1. Overview: cancer and other diseases
      2. The 10 most expensive cancers
    4. Most expensive cancers for males and females at various ages (315K PDF)
      1. The 10 most expensive cancers for males and females
      2. Health system costs of cancer by age and sex
      3. The 5 most costly cancers: persons 0-24
      4. The 5 most costly cancers: persons 25-44
      5. The 5 most costly cancers: persons 45-64
      6. The 5 most costly cancers: persons 65 years and over
    5. Estimated average lifetime costs of cancer (76K PDF)
    6. Conclusions (231K PDF)
      1. Health system costs of cancer in Australia
      2. Improving the reliability of cancer costing
      3. Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Glossary (308K PDF)
    • References
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Classification of Health Expenditure by cancer site (119K PDF)
      • Appendix B: Disease costing methodology (359K PDF)
      • Appendix C: Health system expenditure by cancer site 1993 - 94 (45K PDF)

Recommended citation

Mathers C, Penm R, Sanson-Fisher R & Campbell E 1998. Health system costs of cancer in Australia 1993-94. Health and Welfare Expenditure Series no. 4. Cat. no. HWE 8. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466982>.

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