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released: 30 Apr 2014 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-561-3; Cat. no. HSE 145; 356pp.; $42

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso title pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body content
  1. Introduction (167KB PDF)
  2. Overview: 2008-09 to 2012-13 (391KB PDF) | Tables (276KB XLS)
  3. Hospital performance indicators (502KB PDF) | Tables (562KB XLS)
  4. Australia's hospital resources (440KB PDF) | Tables (452KB XLS)
  5. Non-admitted patient care (360KB PDF) | Tables (292KB XLS)
  6. Admitted patient care: overview (889KB PDF) | Tables (1.3MB XLS)2
  7. Same-day acute admitted patient care (479KB PDF) | Tables (1MB XLS)2
  8. Overnight acute admitted patient care (484KB PDF) | Tables (1.1MB XLS)2
  9. Surgery in Australian hospitals (1MB PDF) | Tables (1MB XLS)2
  10. Subacute and non-acute admitted patient care (529KB PDF) | Tables (871KB XLS)

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above.

Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (6 May 2014)
    Tables 2.2, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.6 have been updated to correct errors in the calculation of the numbers of beds per 1,000 population and average change in beds per 1,000 population over time. 
    Table 6.29 has been updated to correct the average cost weights for both public and private hospitals. 
    Some data tables presented in Chapter 6 have been updated to correct minor errors involving approximately 20 records. The revised tables are tables 6.1, 6.5, 6.8, 6.15, 6.20, 6.21 and 6.22.
    Previous version - Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 (13MB PDF)
  2. (18 December 2014)
    The following tables have been revised:

    Table 6.21 – to correct the ‘Patient days per 1,000 population’ for Newborn total
    Table 6.34 – to correct the ‘Average private cost weight of separations’ for private hospitals
    Table 6.35 – to correct the ‘Separations per 1,000 population’ for ACT and NT public hospitals
    Tables 6.23, 7.13, 7.14, 8.13 and 8.14 - to correct the total numbers of ‘Procedures reported’
    Table 8.4 – to correct the ‘Separation rate ratio’ for Tasmania, ACT and NT
    Table S8.2 - to correct the number of separations with ‘Other’ principal diagnoses
    Table S9.1 – to correct the ‘Separations per 1,000 population’ and ‘Separation rate ratio’ for Cystoscopy
    Table 10.7 – to correct the ‘Proportion of all hospital separations’ for Tasmania, ACT and NT
    Table A3 - to correct the numbers of ‘Principal diagnoses’ for all years
    Table AS.1 - to present the new AIHW peer group classification
    Appendix D – additional supplementary tables have been added 

  3. Previous version – Chapter 6 tables (1.3MB XLS)
    Previous version – Chapter 7 tables (1MB XLS)
    Previous version – Chapter 8 tables (1.1MB XLS)
    Previous version – Chapter 9 tables (1MB XLS)
    Previous version – Appendix A tables (373KB XLS)
    Previous version – Appendix D tables (111KB XLS)
  4. (27 January 2015)
    Table A.S1 has been revised to correct an error in the labelling of 'Mixed subacute and non-acute hospitals' and 'Rehabilitation hospitals'.
    Previous version - Appendix A tables (475KB XLS)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australian hospital statistics 2012-13. Health services series no. 54. Cat. no. HSE 145. Canberra: AIHW.

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