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released: 10 Jun 2009 author: AIHW media release

Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 presents a broad range of information on Australian public and private hospitals. In 2007-08 there were: 7.9 million hospitalisations, 60% of these were in public acute hospitals; 566,000 admissions from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists with a median waiting time of 34 days; 7.1 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 69% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage categories; and 1,314 public and private hospitals. Public hospital expenditure was $29 billion.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978 1 74024 931 7; Cat. no. HSE 71; 416pp.; Internet only

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  1. Tables presenting cost weight information in Chapter 4 have been updated with 2007-08 public and private hospital cost weights for AR-DRG Version 5.1 unavailable at the time of publication. The updates have been applied to the excel workbook only. (8 December 2009)
  2. Chapter 10: Procedures for admitted patients - supplementary tables updated to correct errors in the original workbook. (15 December 2009)
  3. Chapter 10: Procedures for admitted patients - supplementary table 10.2 updated to correct errors in the original workbook. (23 March 2010)

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AIHW 2009. Australian hospital statistics 2007-08. Health services series no. 33. Cat. no. HSE 71. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 October 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468249>.

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