Health and Aged Care in the Intergenerational report

Diane Gibson, John Goss, Jane Hall

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    Abstract

    To the extent that Australians have followed the ‘story’ in the intergenerational reports (IGRs), they see the future of health care as becoming increasingly costly due to population ageing. Yet that story is overstated, partly due to the increase in participation among older workers noted by Peter McDonald in Chapter 4, and partly because of a failure to analyse the actual drivers of health expenditure. Factors such as the higher volumes of services being used per case of disease and population growth are more important considerations in driving growth in health expenditure, and, looking forward, potential changes in patterns of disease are also an important consideration
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMore than Fiscal
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Intergenerational Report, Sustainability and Public Policy in Australia
    EditorsAndrew Podger, Jane Hall, Mike Woods
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU E Press
    Chapter9
    Pages1-30
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)9781760465773, 9781760465780
    Publication statusPublished - May 2023

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