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Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: emergency department care

In 2013–14:- there were almost 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments- 75% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category- 73% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department- 2 million patients were admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, and 45% of these were admitted within 4 hours.

Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: elective surgery waiting times

In 2013-14:about 700,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists;50% of patients were admitted for their surgery within 36 days of being placed on the waiting list and 90% were admitted within 262 days.

Australian hospital statistics 2012–13: private hospitals

Australian hospital statistics 2012–13: private hospitals is a new report in AIHW’s series of summary reports describing the characteristics and activity of Australia’s hospitals, focused on the role of private hospitals in Australia. In 2012–13, 41% of all separations occurred in private hospitals. From 2003–04 to 2012–13, the total number of private hospital separations increased by 46% from 2.64 million to 3.84 million. During this period, the number of same-day separations in private hospitals increased 60% from 1.65 million to 2.65 million separations and overnight separations increased 21% from 986,000 to 1.20 million.

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 presents a detailed overview of Australia's public and private hospitals. In 2012-13, there were about 9.4 million separations from hospitals, including: 5.2 million same-day acute separations; 3.7 million overnight acute separations; about 450,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations.There were also 7.9 million non-admitted patient emergency services and more than 46 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals.

Australia's hospitals at a glance 2012-13

Australia’s hospitals 2012–13 at a glance provides information on Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2012–13, there were 9.4 million hospitalisations, including 2.5 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.9 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 73% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category and about 79% completed within 4 hours. This publication is a companion to Australian hospital statistics 2012–13.

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

In 2012 13, all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) below the national benchmark, with rates ranging from 0.7 to 1.3 cases per 10,000 patient days.There were 1,724 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia, which occurred during approximately 18.8 million days of patient care.

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care

In 2012-13:- There were more than 6.7 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments- 73% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category- 67% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department  - 1.8 million patients were admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, and 36% of these were admitted within 4 hours.

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: elective surgery waiting times

In 2012-13:- about 673,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists- 50% of patients were admitted for their surgery within 36 days of being placed on the waiting list and 90% were  admitted within 265 days.

Australian hospital statistics 2011–12

'Australian hospital statistics 2011-12' presents a detailed overview of Australia's public and private hospitals. In 2011-12, there were about 9.3 million separations from hospitals, including: 5.5 million same-day acute separations; 3.7 million overnight acute separations; about 423,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.8 million non-admitted patient emergency services and more than 45 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals.

Australia's hospitals 2011-12: at a glance

'Australia's hospitals 2011-12: at a glance' provides information on Australia's 1,345 public and private hospitals. In 2011-12, there were 9.3 million hospitalisations, including 2.4 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.8 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 72% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to 'Australian hospital statistics 2011-12'.

Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets 2012

This report presents 2012 data for performance indicators related to emergency department lengths of stay of 4 hours or less and lengths of time spent waiting for elective surgery, specified in the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA-IPHS). The AIHW has provided data in this report to the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council for them to determine state and territory performance against agreed targets under the NPA-IPHS.

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

In 2011-12, all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) below the national benchmark, with rates ranging from 0.7 to 1.3 cases per 10,000 patient days.There were 1,734 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia, which occurred during approximately 18.5 million days of patient care.

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care

In 2011-12: - there were more than 6.5 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments - 72% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category - almost two-thirds of patients stayed in the emergency department for 4 hours or less, and 90% had left within 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: elective surgery waiting times

In 2011-12:- About 662,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists  - 50% of patients were admitted for their surgery within 36 days of being placed on the waiting list and 90% were admitted within 251 days.

Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11

Online version of Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11 flyer.

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 presents a detailed overview of Australia's public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million separations from hospitals including: 4.9 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; and about  367,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services and almost 43 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals.

Australia's hospitals 2010-11 at a glance

Australia's hospitals 2010-11 at a glance provides information on Australia's 1,340 public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million hospitalisations, including 2.2 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 70% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category. This  publication is a companion to Australian hospital statistics 2010-11.

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times

 'Australian hospital statistics 2010-11: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times' presents information relating to emergency department care in major public hospitals and public hospital elective surgery waiting times for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. In 2010-11: over 6.2 million emergency department presentations were provided by major public hospitals, with 70% of patients receiving treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage category); about 621,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from waiting lists for elective surgery, with 50% of patients admitted within 36 days. Data on emergency department waiting times for the ACT have been corrected and resupplied to the AIHW for the period 2008–09 to 2010–11. Chapter 2 tables have been revised to reflect these correction and are available in the Excel tables that accompany this report.

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

In 2010-11: all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated SAB below the national benchmark with rates ranging from 0.9 to 1.4 cases per 10, 000 patient days; there were 1,873 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia. The reported SAB cases occurred during approximately 17 million days of patient care.

Australia's hospitals 2009-10 at a glance

Australia's hospital 2009-10 at a glance provides summary information on Australia's 1,320 public and private hospitals. In 2009-10, there were: 8.6 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.4 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 publication.

Australian hospital statistics 2009-10

Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 presents a detailed overview of Australia's 1,326 public and private hospitals. In 2009-10, there were 8.5 million separations from Australia's hospitals including: 4.8 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; almost 337,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.4 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.

Australian hospital statistics 2009-10: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times

'Australian hospital statistics 2009-10: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times' presents information relating to emergency department care in major public hospitals and public hospital elective surgery waiting times for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. In 2009-10: almost 6 million emergency department presentations were provided by major public hospitals, with 70% of patients receiving treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage category); about 610,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from waiting lists for elective surgery, with 50% of patients admitted within 36 days.

Australian hospital statistics 2008-09

Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 presents a detailed overview of Australia's 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were 8.1 million separations from Australia's hospitals including: 4.5 million same-day acute separations; 3.3 million overnight acute separations; almost 300,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.

Australia's hospitals 2008-09 at a glance

Australia's hospital 2008-09 at a glance provides summary information on Australia's 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were: 8.1 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.2 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 publication.

Australian hospital statistics 2007-08

Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 presents a broad range of information on Australian public and private hospitals. In 2007-08 there were: 7.9 million hospitalisations , 60% of these were in public acute hospitals; 566,000 admissions from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists with a median waiting time of 34 days; 7.1 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 69% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage categories; and 1,314 public and private hospitals. Public hospital expenditure was $29 billion.

Australian hospital statistics 2006-07

Australian hospital statistics 2006-07 continues the comprehensive reporting of statistics on Australian hospitals by the AIHW. The publication presents a detailed overview of public and private hospital activity in 2006-07 with summaries of changes over time. Statistics presented on admitted patient care include information on patient diagnoses, procedures, lengths of stay, and waiting times for elective surgery. Emergency department activity statistics include information on triage categories, waiting times and the duration of care. Clinic level information on outpatient care is also presented. A range of hospital performance indicators are reported as well as information on public hospital expenditure, resources and bed numbers. This report is a useful resource for health planners, administrators and researchers with an interest in Australia's hospitals.

Australian hospital statistics 2005-06

Australian Hospital Statistics 2005-06 provides a thirteenth year in the AIHW's comprehensive annual reporting of statistics on Australia's hospitals. Detailed information is presented on hospital care and hospitals in 2005-06, as are summaries of changes over time and comparisons between public and private hospitals. Included are statistics on admissions to public and private hospitals in 2005-06, covering the age and sex of patients diagnoses, procedures, lengths of stay and waiting times for elective surgery. The publication presents statistics on emergency department presentations to selected public hospitals in 2005-06 covering the age and sex of patients, triage categories, waiting times and duration of care. Also included are statistics on outpatient clinic activity in selected public hospitals in 2005-06. The statistics presented on hospitals include hospital expenditure, revenue and bed numbers, and a range of hospital performance indicators reported using the National Health Performance Framework. This report is a useful resource for health planners, administrators and researchers with an interest in the Australian hospital system.

Australian hospital statistics 2004-05

Australian hospital statistics 2004-05 continues the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's series of summary reports describing the characteristics and activity of Australia's hospitals. It presents an overview of hospitals and hospital activity in Australia, further data on public hospitals, hospital performance indicator data, information on non-admitted patient care provided in public hospital emergency departments, and summary data on elective surgery waiting times for patients admitted to public hospitals.

Australian hospital statistics 2003-04

Australian Hospital Statistics 2003-04 provides an eleventh year in the Institute's comprehensive annual statistical reporting of statistics on Australia's hospitals. Detailed information is presented on hospital care and hospitals in 2003-04, as are 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. Also included are hospital expenditure, revenue and bed numbers, and a range of hospital performance indicators reported using the National Health Performance Framework. 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. This report is a useful resource for health planners, administrators and researchers with an interest in the Australian hospital system.

Australian hospital statistics 2002-03

Australian Hospital Statistics 2002-03 is the tenth of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's annual summary reports describing the characteristics and activity of Australian hospitals. Detailed information is presented on hospital care and hospitals in 2002-03, along with summaries of changes over time, and comparisons between public and private hospitals. The report is based largely on data in the Institute's National Hospital Morbidity Database, the National Public Hospital Establishments Database and the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection, which are compiled each year with the assistance of the state and territory health authorities.

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Older Australian hospital statistics publications

Australian hospital statistics 2001-02

Australian Hospital Statistics 2001-02 is the latest in the Institute's series of reports summarising data on Australia's hospitals. For the first time, information on trends in hospital care is presented in an easy-to-follow 'Hospitals at a glance' section. Detailed information is also presented on the characteristics and hospital care of the six million people admitted to public and private hospitals, including their age, sex, diagnoses and the procedures they underwent. Information on Australia's hospitals includes the number of hospitals and hospital beds, and key statistics on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Data on a range of hospital performance indicators are also reported using the National Health Performance Committee's performance indicator framework. This report is a useful resource for health planners, administrators and researchers with an interest in the Australian hospital system.

Australian hospital statistics 2000-01

Australian Hospital Statistics 2000-01 presents detailed information on the characteristics and hospital care of the six million people admitted to public and private hospitals, including their age, sex, diagnoses and the procedures they underwent. For the first time, waiting times for patients admitted for elective surgery in public hospitals are presented in this report. Detailed information is presented by the specialty of the surgeon who was to perform the elective surgery and for selected procedures for which patients were waiting. Information on Australia's hospitals includes the number of hospitals and hospital beds, and key statistics on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Data on a range of hospital performance indicators are also reported using the National Health Performance Committee's framework.

Australian hospital statistics 1999-00

Australian Hospital Statistics 1999-00 is the latest in the Institute's series of reports providing annual summaries on characteristics of Australia's public hospitals and on the hospital care of the nearly six million people admitted annually to public and private hospitals in Australia.Information on Australia's hospitals includes the numbers of hospitals and hospital beds, and key statistics on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Data on a range of hospital performance indicators are also reported, using the nationally agreed framework for public hospital performance indicators.Detailed statistics are also presented on the characteristics and hospital care of admitted patients, including the age, sex and diagnoses of people admitted to hospital and the procedures they underwent. Information on all reported procedures and external causes of injury and poisoning are reported for the first time.

Australian hospital statistics 1998-99

Summarises data on the hospital care of the nearly six million people admitted annually to public and private hospitals in Australia, and on characteristics of Australia's public hospitals. A wealth of information is available including the age, sex and diagnoses of people admitted to hospital and the procedures they underwent. The information on diagnoses, procedures and external causes of injury and poisoning are reported using the new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). Casemix information is included for the first time using version 4 of the AR-DRG Classification. Information on Australia's hospitals includes the numbers of hospitals and hospital beds in Australia, and key statistics on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Data on a range of hospital performance indicators are also reported, using the nationally agreed framework for public hospital performance indicators.

Australian hospital statistics 1997-98

Summarises data from two hospital data collections maintained by the AIHW. Key statistics are presented on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Detailed statistics are also presented on the characteristics and hospital care of admitted patients in both public and private hospitals. Australian Hospital Statistics 1997-98 includes a focus on hospital performance indicators, analysis based on the AN-DRG (casemix) classification, and maps depicting hospitalisation rates by geographical area.

Australian hospital statistics 1996-97

Presents key statistics on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide. Detailed statistics on the characteristics and hospital care of admitted patients in both public and private hospitals are also provided. The 1996-97 report widens its focus to include information on hospital performance indicators and more analysis using the casemix (AN-DRG) classification.

Australian hospital statistics 1993-95: an overview

This report summarises information from three hospital data collections held by AIHW. It includes material on public hospitals, patients in public and private hospitals and specialised psychiatric hospital services.

Australian hospital statistics 1995-96

This report summarises data from two hospital data collections held by the AIHW. Key statistics are presented on the resources, expenditure and revenue of public hospitals and on the services they provide.