Presents key findings about the hospital visits of people in advanced age, including hospitalisations, re-admissions, visits to hospital-based doctors and after-hours medical clinics.
Hospitalisations were frequent (42%) in advanced age and fewer women than men were admitted in the last 12 months. Almost half (49%) the people admitted to hospital in the last 12 months were re-admitted. After-hours medical clinics were visited by 12% of people in the last 12 months.
Forty nine percent of people had consulted a hospital-based doctor at either a public hospital or private facility.
This report describes hospitalisations, readmissions, visits to hospital-based doctors and after-hours medical clinics for those in advanced age by sex, ethnic group and socioeconomic deprivation.