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released: 16 Mar 2016 author: AIHW media release

In 2014–15, there were about 10.2 million separations in Australia’s public and private hospitals: about 6.0 million of these occurred in public hospitals; 94% of separations were for acute care and 4% for rehabilitation care. Between 2010–11 and 2014–15: the number of separations increased overall by 3.5% on average each year; by 3.2% for public hospitals and by 4.0% for private hospitals; private health insurance funded separations increased by an average of 5.9% each year and; public patient separations increased by 2.7% each year.

ISSN 2205-5096 (PDF) 1036-613X (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-905-5; Cat. no. HSE 172; 292pp.; $30

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Foreword
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How much admitted patient care was provided?
      • Who used these services?
      • Why did people receive care?
      • What services were provided?
      • How many procedures were performed?
      • How was the care funded?
      • What was the safety and quality of the care?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What's in this report?
      • What data are reported?
      • Where to go for more information
    • 2 How much activity was there? | Chapter 2 (269KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 2.1 Separations
      • 2.2 Separation rates
      • 2.3 Patient days
      • 2.4 Patient day rates
      • 2.5 Length of stay
      • 2.6 Performance indicator: Average length of stay for selected AR-DRGs
      • 2.7 Performance indicator: Relative stay index
      • 2.8 What types of public hospitals provide admitted patient care?
      • 2.9 Separations for acute admitted patient care
    • 3 Who used these services? | Chapter 3 (144KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 3.1 Age group and sex
      • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 3.3 Remoteness
      • 3.4 Socioeconomic status
    • 4 Why did people receive care? | Chapter 4 (178KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 4.1 Mode and urgency of admission
      • 4.2 Care type
      • 4.3 Principal diagnosis
      • 4.4 How many separations were due to injury and poisoning?
      • 4.5 Performance indicator: Potentially preventable hospitalisations
      • 4.6 Performance indicator: Waiting for residential aged care
    • 5 What services were provided? | Chapter 5 (237KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 5.1 Broad category of service
      • 5.2 Diagnosis related groups
      • 5.3 Intensive care
      • 5.4 Rehabilitation care
      • 5.5 Palliative care
      • 5.6 How much hospital care was provided in the patient's home?
      • 5.7 How was care completed?
    • 6 What procedures were performed? | Chapter 6 (341KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 6.1 Overview of procedures
      • 6.2 How does Australia compare?
      • 6.3 Performance indicator: Rates of selected hospital procedures
      • 6.4 Emergency surgery
      • 6.5 Elective surgery
      • 6.6 Elective surgery waiting times
    • 7 Costliness and funding | Chapter 7 (87KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 7.1 What was the relative costliness of the care?
      • 7.2 Who paid for the care?
      • 7.3 How much care was contracted between hospitals?
    • 8 What was the safety and quality of the care? | Chapter 8 (96KB XLS)
      • Key findings
      • 8.1 Performance indicator: Adverse events
      • 8.2 Conditions that arose during the hospital stay
      • 8.3 Hospital-acquired conditions
      • 8.4 Performance indicator: Unplanned readmissions
      • 8.5 Performance indicator: Falls resulting in patient harm in hospital
      • 8.6 Patient experience
  • End matter

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Admitted patient care 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics. Health services series no. 68. Cat. no. HSE 172. Canberra: AIHW.

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