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Australia's hospitals at a glance 2015–16

20 Jul 2017
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Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

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Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

In 2015–16, there were 10.6 million hospitalisations (6.3 million in public hospitals, 4.3 million in private hospitals). The average length of stay was over 5 days (5.7 days in public hospitals; 5.2 days in private hospitals). 1 in 4 hospitalisations involved a surgical procedure. 27% were emergency admissions. 149,000 hospitalisations involved a stay in intensive care. 60% were same-day hospitalisations.

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2205-5096 (PDF)
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978-1-76054-146-0
APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/99336
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Health services series
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77
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CC BY