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released: 29 Apr 2011 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1036-613X ; ISBN 978-1-74249-136-3; Cat. no. HSE 106; 36pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
  • Body section
    • Introduction
    • How many hospitals are there?
    • How many beds are there?
      • Hospital performance: accreditation
    • How diverse are public hospitals?
    • How many people are employed in Australia's hospitals?
    • How much do hospitals spend?
    • How are our hospital services funded?
    • What services do Australia's hospitals provide?
      • Emergency department services
        • Hospital performance: emergency department waiting times
      • Outpatient care
      • Admitted patient care: overview
        • Hospital performance: rates of service—hospital procedures
        • Hospital performance: readmissions following surgery
        • Hospital performance: falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals
        • Hospital performance: intentional self-harm in hospitals
        • Hospital performance: relative stay index
        • Hospital performance: average length of stay for selected types of separations
        • Hospital performance: cost per casemix-adjusted separation
      • Admitted patient care: same-day acute care
      • Admitted patient care: overnight acute care
      • Admitted patient care: elective surgery
        • Hospital performance: waiting times for elective surgery
      • Admitted patient care: sub-acute and non-acute care
  • End matter
    • Additional information
    • References

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  1. (5 May 2011) Figure 33 legend corrected.
    Previous version - Australia's hospitals 2009-10 at a glance (3.4MB PDF)
  2. (13 July 2011) Figure 2 updated
    Previous version - Australia's hospitals 2009-10 at a glance (3.4MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Australia's hospitals 2009-10 at a glance. Health services series no. 39. Cat. no. HSE 106. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418683>.

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