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Author Cooper, Clive.

Title The ageing Australian population and future health costs: 1996-2051 / ... prepared by Clive Cooper and Philip Hagan
Published Canberra : Department of Health and Aged Care, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.10994 Coo/Aap  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 42 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Department of Health and Aged Care occasional papers. New series, 1329-4407 ; no. 7
Department of Health and Aged Care occasional papers series ; New series no. 7
Contents 1. Introducton -- 2. Projecting health costs -- 3. Hospital costs -- 4. Medicare costs -- 5. Pharmaceutical costs -- 6. Combined costs -- 7. Conclusion
Summary This study projects future health costs attributable to the progressive ageing of the Australian population based on extensive administrative data on medical practitioner visits (to GPs and specialists), prescription drug consumption and hospital admissions. Scenarios based on these cost data were applied to projections of the Australian population by age and sex out to 2051 by which time the transient effects of the 'baby-boom' cohort will have worked their way through the system
Analysis Aged
Aged care
Federal issue
Health care
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Population ageing
State issue
Trends, Long term
Notes "August 1999"
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web
Commonwealth of Australia 1999
Subject Older people -- Care -- Australia -- Costs.
Older people -- Medical care -- Australia.
Medical care, Cost of -- Australia.
Older people -- Medical care -- Australia -- Costs.
Author Hagan, Philip.
Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care.
ISSN 1329-4407
ISBN 0642394571