Admitted patient access

The need for and access to admitted patient care services can be associated with various patient demographic factors, such as the patient’s age and sex, geographic location, and socioeconomic area of usual residence. Other factors are the location and size of hospitals and the types of services provided by these hospitals.

This section presents information on the use of admitted patient care services for different population groups (including data on the average length of stay) and the availability of hospital services.

Information about access to elective surgery is available in the Elective surgery section