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Women consume far more of health budget than expected

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 26 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:838
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    Australia's first systematic analysis of the costs of disease and injury to the health system has shown that costs for women are a third higher than for men and that the greatest killers receive a smaller slice of the budget than less serious conditions.

    The authors of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's report were surprised at the size of the differences--the average health costs for women aged over 75 were $A7900 (£2800; …

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