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Health care is getting cheaper (unless you need a specialist, or a dentist)

  • Written by John Goss, Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra
Health care is getting cheaper (unless you need a specialist, or a dentist)Surgeons and dentists cost more, but drugs are getting cheaper.Shutterstock

Public and private health expenditure amounted to 10.3% of gross domestic product in 2016-17, almost exactly the same percentage as in 2015-16, according to figures released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

That’s because although we spent 5.9%...

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