Australians who have private health insurance can use that insurance to completely or partially fund their stay in public or private hospitals.
This report presents information on admitted patient separations (hospitalisations) that were completely or partially funded by private health insurance in Australia’s public and private hospitals over the past ten years. It includes comparisons of private health insurance-funded hospitalisations with hospitalisations for public patients and hospitalisations for patients funded by other sources. Also included are comparisons of funding for hospitalisations in public and private hospitals. As not all services are available at all hospitals, particularly in regional and remote areas, sometimes the type of care required may determine which type of hospital is used.
This summary provides examples of the statistics and information available in this report.