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released: 16 Nov 2015 author: AIHW

This report presents the AIHW’s revised peer grouping for Australian public and private hospitals (updating the original peer grouping for public hospitals developed in 1999). The new peer groups are: defined by the type and nature of the hospital services provided; based on data from a broad range of sources; intended to be multi-purpose and stable over time.

ISSN 2205-5096 (PDF) 1036-613X (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-862-1; Cat. no. HSE 170; 184pp.; $21

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Foreword
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Why peer group hospitals?
      • Why have a new peer grouping?
      • New AIHW hospital peer grouping
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Purpose of this publication
      • What are hospital peer groups and why use them?
      • Previous AIHW peer grouping
      • Need for a revised AIHW hospital peer grouping
      • Aims of the revision
      • Other hospital peer groups used in Australia and internationally
      • Publication structure
    • 2 Development of the new peer groups
      • Scope
      • Consultation
      • Data analysis
      • Terminology used in this report
      • Future changes
    • 3 Australian hospital peer groups
      • About the peer group descriptions
      • Acute hospitals
      • Specialist overnight hospitals
      • Sub- and non-acute hospitals
      • Very small hospitals
      • Day hospitals
      • Outpatient hospitals
      • Unpeered hospitals
  • End matter

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Australian hospital peer groups. Health services series no. 66. Cat. no. HSE 170. Canberra: AIHW.

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