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Admitted patients are patients who undergo a public or private hospital’s formal admission process to receive treatment and/or care. The types of care provided include surgical care, medical care, intensive care, newborn care, rehabilitation care, palliative care, and mental health care.
Explore more details on the care provided to admitted patients via the links at the bottom of the page.
Between 2014-15 and 2018–19, hospitalisations increased on average 3.3% per year (3.7% in public hospitals and 2.6% in private hospitals). There was a smaller year-on-year increase in patient days (1.9% on average per year in public and private hospitals), however patient days per 1,000 population decreased 0.3% on average each year over this time.
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