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released: 17 Jun 2010 author: AIHW media release

Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 presents a detailed overview of Australia's 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were 8.1 million separations from Australia's hospitals including: 4.5 million same-day acute separations; 3.3 million overnight acute separations; almost 300,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-041-0; Cat. no. HSE 84; 380pp.; Internet only

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  1. Appendix 1, Technical Appendix tables have been updated to correct the list of ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes used in selected analyses presented in Table A1.5. The updates have been applied to the excel workbook only. (13 October 2010)

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AIHW 2010. Australian hospital statistics 2008-09. Health services series no. 34. Cat. no. HSE 84. Canberra: AIHW.