Report

Admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

17 May 2017
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This report provides a comprehensive range of performance information and other statistics about activity in Australia’s public and private hospitals.

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In 2015–16, there were about 10.6 million separations in Australia’s public and private hospitals—about 59% occurred in public hospitals. There were 30 million days of patient care reported for admitted patients—20.2 million in public hospitals and 9.7 million in private hospitals. Between 2011–12 and 2015–16: the number of separations rose by 3.5% on average each year; the number of public patient separations rose by an average of 2.9% each year, compared with 5.5% per year for separations paid for by private health insurance; the median waiting time for elective surgery for public patients in a public hospital was 42 days, while it was 20 days for patients who used private health insurance to fund all or part of their admission.

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ISSN
2205-5096
ISBN
978-1-76054-116-3
APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/90321
Series Title: 
Health services series
Series Volume/No.: 
75
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License Type: 
CC BY
Peer Reviewed: 
No