Healthcare expenditure associated with diseases by health region in Western Australia 2018-19

18 September 2023

The Burden of Disease in WA 2018 report provides estimates of the total non-fatal and fatal burden as well as the healthcare expenditure for the Western Australian population for 219 diseases. Approximately $12.9 billion was estimated to be associated with these diseases.

The financial impact of diseases and injuries on the health system provides important insights into the nature and drivers of healthcare spending. The aim of this bulletin is to provide information on the estimates of disease expenditure, and on the patterns of health services utilisation in the different health regions in Western Australia for the year 2018–19.