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released: 30 Apr 2014 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-563-7; Cat. no. HSE 146; 36pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Public and private hospitals
    • How many hospitals are there?
    • 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: waiting times for emergency department care—proportion seen on time
    • Hospital performance: waiting times for emergency department care—proportion completed within 4 hours
    • Hospital performance: admission to hospital from emergency departments
  • Outpatient services
  • Admitted patient care
    • How has this activity changed over time?
    • How urgent was the care?
    • Who used these services?
    • Why did people receive this care?
    • What care was provided?
      • Hospital performance: rates of service—hospital procedures
    • What was the safety and quality ofthe care?
      • Hospital performance: adverse events
      • Hospital performance: unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical procedures
      • Hospital performance: healthcare-associated infections—Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in public hospitals
    • How long did patients stay?
      • Hospital performance: relative stay index
      • Hospital performance: average length of stay for selected types of separations
    • Who paid for the care?
    • How was the care completed?
  • Surgery in Australia's hospitals
    • How urgent was the care?
    • How many patients were admitted for elective surgery from public hospital waiting lists?
    • Hospital performance: waiting times for elective surgery
  • Related information 
  • References 
  • Recommended citation

    AIHW 2014. Australia's hospitals at a glance 2012-13. Health services series no. 55. Cat. no. HSE 146. Canberra: AIHW.

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