Australian hospital statistics 2003-04

Hospitals Australia

This report presents detailed information on hospital care and hospitals, summaries of changes over time, and comparisons between public and private hospitals. Included are statistics on admissions to public and private hospitals in 2003-04, covering the age and sex of patients, diagnoses, procedures, lengths of stay and waiting times for elective surgery, as well as hospital expenditure, revenue and bed numbers, and a range of hospital performance indicators.

Included for the first time in 2003-04 are more comprehensive statistics about patients who presented to selected public hospital emergency departments. The statistics now cover patients' demographics, triage categories, waiting times, durations of care and a range of other data.

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