Public hospitals

Report

27 Jun 2018

This report presents an overview of public hospitals in 2016–17, covering the number and types of hospitals and availability of beds. It also describes public hospitals in terms of recurrent expenditure, the number of full-time equivalent staff employed and the types of specialised services provided....

Report

27 Jun 2018

Australia’s hospitals 2016–17 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

Report

The Lord Darzi Review of health and care: final report
15 Jun 2018

This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if this plan for investment and...

Statistics

Sixth and final edition – May 2018
28 May 2018

Transforming Health was a major South Australian state government initiative that ran between 2015 and 2017. Its stated aims were to improve the metropolitan Adelaide public acute hospital system and align better models of health care delivery with new and upgraded hospital facilities.

Report

24 May 2018

In 2016–17, there were more than 11 million admissions to hospital—6.6 million in public hospitals and 4.4 million in private hospitals. In public hospitals, a large proportion of admissions (43%) were considered emergencies, while in private hospitals admissions were more likely to be elective or...

Report

25 Apr 2018

This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence in preparation for the final report, which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS, and will set out a long-term funding and reform plan for health and...

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

This review found no clear evidence to support implementation of smoking cessation interventions in the emergency department setting.

Survey

26 Feb 2018

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has proposed solutions to improve models of care for patients with acute mental and behavioural conditions. The call for action comes as a snapshot survey found mental health presentations are disproportionately experiencing access block...

Discussion paper

9 Feb 2018

The IHPA has released this public consultation paper on the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification (ANACC). This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the potential characteristics of the ANACC system, including the patient condition and intervention characteristics that will form the key concepts...

Research report

4 Feb 2018

This report exposes the flaws in Australian hospitals’ safety and quality monitoring regime, and recommends reforms that could result in an extra 250,000 patients leaving hospital each year free of complications.

Report

5 Jan 2018

Transforming Health was a major South Australian state government change initiative to improve the metropolitan Adelaide public acute hospital system. It ran between 2015 and 2017, with the aim of aligning better models of health care delivery with new and upgraded hospital facilities.

The...

Report

21 Dec 2017

This report focuses on information about public hospital elective surgery waiting lists. It presents information on overall activity, what elective surgery was provided and how long people waited for elective surgery.

Strategy

A blueprint for a post-2020 national health agreement
18 Dec 2017

To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, the AHHA recommends that Australia re-orientate the healthcare system over the next ten years by enabling outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This bitesize report looks briefly into public hospital admissions in South Australia that are potentially preventable, how they vary according to where South Australians live, and what that might say about regional inequalities. The report analyses routinely collected public hospital data.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report presents information on admitted patient hospitalisations that were completely or partially funded by private health insurance in Australia’s public and private hospitals over the past ten years.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report provides information on people who present at emergency departments in Australia, including who used services, why they used them, and how long they had to wait for care.

Report

7 Nov 2017

This report argues that Australia needs to reform the way we collect and use information about patient safety, to reduce the risk of more scandals and tragedies in our hospitals.

Report

16 Oct 2017

Transforming Health was a major South Australian state government change initiative to improve the metropolitan Adelaide public acute hospital system. It ran between 2015 and 2017, with the aim of aligning better models of health care delivery with new and upgraded hospital facilities.

The...

Report

6 Oct 2017

Total spending on health in Australia was $170.4 billion in 2015–16, $6.0 billion (3.6%) higher in real terms than in 2014–15. This was the fourth consecutive year that growth was below the ten year average of 4.7%.

Case study

8 Sep 2017

The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in the health outcomes of Aboriginal people.

Overview

 

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