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released: 20 Jul 2017 author: AIHW

Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2015–16, there were 10.6 million hospitalisations (6.3 million in public hospitals, 4.3 million in private hospitals). The average length of stay was over 5 days (5.7 days in public hospitals; 5.2 days in private hospitals). 1 in 4 hospitalisations involved a surgical procedure. 27% were emergency admissions. 149,000 hospitalisations involved a stay in intensive care. 60% were same-day hospitalisations.

ISSN 2205-5096 (PDF) 1036-613X (Print); ISBN 978-1-76054-146-0; Cat. no. HSE 189; 40pp.; $20

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  • Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance
    • infographic: 10.6 million hospitalisations
    • Title page
    • Contents
    • Introduction
    • Hospital resources
      • How many hospitals were there?
      • How many beds?
      • How diverse were Australia’s public hospitals?
      • How were hospitals funded?
      • How much did hospitals spend?
      • How many people were employed in Australia’s hospitals?
    • What services do Australia’s hospitals provide?
      • Non-admitted patient care
        • Outpatient clinics
        • Emergency department services
      • Admitted patient care
        • How much activity was there?
        • Who used admitted patient care services?
        • Why did people receive care?
        • What services were provided?
        • What procedures were performed?
        • What was the safety and quality of the care?
        • How was the care completed?
      • Surgery in Australia’s hospitals
    • Related information
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Australia's hospitals at a glance 2015–16. Health services series no 77. Cat. no. HSE 189. Canberra: AIHW.

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