Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 1990-2001


Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 1990-2001

The Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 1990-2001 is now available on the Ministry of Health website. A full copy of the report can be found at http:// http://www.moh.govt.nz/publications.

The report provides estimates of health and disability services expenditure in New Zealand between 2000-2001, and at the aggregate level, on a per capita basis, by source of funds in nominal and in real terms between 1990-2001.

The information in this report provides a basis for understanding the reasons for changes in the patterns of health and disability expenditure in New Zealand. The data provided are also useful to help evaluate health and disability expenditure-related policies. These data, together with other information supplied by the Ministry, provide the information resources necessary for the public, researchers and policy makers to assess the performance of the health system over time.

Questions and Answers

What is Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 2001? Health expenditure trends 2001 is the latest in a regular series of reports which provides information on health and disability expenditure for use by both the public and health agencies. The publication reports on health and disability expenditure in New Zealand during 2000/01 and provides information on expenditure trends for the period 1990-2001. It analyses the trends of health funding in New Zealand and in relation to expenditure by other OECD countries.

What are the key points that arise from Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 2001? Total nominal health and disability expenditure rose 10.4 percent during the year to $9,884 million. Publicly funded expenditure was up 8.6 percent and private spending increased 16.9 percent. Within the latter, private household spending grew 20.5 percent to $1,657 million. This rise is likely to be attributable to actual data being available rather than the estimate provided in the two previous years. Health insurance expenditure was up 8.8 percent to $610.1 million and expenditure by the not-for-profit sector was $33 million.

Real (consumer price index adjusted) total expenditure increased 7 percent for the year compared with a rise of 3.6 percent the previous year.

Real publicly funded expenditure grew by 5.2 percent, and real private expenditure by 13.2 percent (3 percent in the previous year).

Real per capita publicly funded expenditure increased by 4.7 percent (compared with 3.2 percent the year before) to $1,974.

Real per capita aggregate expenditure was up 6.5 percent (compared with 3.4 percent the year before) to $2,573.

The estimated share of public funding was 76.7 percent, down 1.3 percent on 1999/2000. However, this has been impacted by the availability of actual data for out of pocket expenditure rather than the estimate provided in the two previous years. The estimated share of public funding in 1997/98 when actual out of pocket data was available was slightly higher at 77.1 percent. New Zealand's total health expenditure as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 8.8 percent, compared with 8.5 percent in 1999/2000.

When the funding for 'non-health' items (mostly disability support activities) is included, the proportion increases to 9.2 percent in 2000/01, compared with 8.9 percent in 1999/2000.

New Zealand's publicly funded health expenditure as a percentage of GDP was 6.8 percent in 2000/01. When the funding for 'non-health' items included in Vote Health is added, the proportion of publicly funded health and disability spending to GDP rises to 7.2 percent.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


In a flashback to the military displays of days gone by, one of our frigates recently joined a Carrier Strike show of force in the South China Sea, en route to a joint military exercise in Singapore with our traditional allies, called BersamaGold21. Reportedly, Anna Powles, from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies at Massey University felt this to be a case of us doing our bit to uphold international law, and the right of free transit through the region in question... More>>

Government: New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders


Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. In a suite of announcements that establish a pathway out of restrictions the Government is also providing up to $940 million per fortnight to support businesses through the challenging period... More>>

ALSO:





 
 


Government: Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says... More>>

Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>

ALSO:


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels