Spending on admitted patients

This section presents information on average cost of care (NWAU) and funding source for admitted patient care.

In the information below you can explore information on funding source for admitted patient care, the cost per NWAU, total national weighted activity unit, and percentage of private patients.

The funding source describes the major source of funds used to pay for a hospitalisation. Funding sources are: 

  • Public patient
  • Private health insurance
  • Self-funded
  • Workers compensation
  • Motor vehicle third party personal claim
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Other (includes Department of Defence, Correctional facilities, Other hospital or public authority, Health service budget—no charge raised due to hospital decision)