Australia’s hospital services are provided by public and private hospitals. Largely, public hospitals are owned and managed by state and territory governments, and private hospitals are owned and managed by private for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.
hospitalisations occurred in public and private hospitals in 2015–16—25% involved a surgical procedure
presentations were made to public hospital emergency departments, or more than 20,000 presentations each day
cases of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) were reported in Australian public hospitals
days of admitted patient care were provided—20.2 million in public hospitals and 9.7 million in private hospitals
patients were admitted to public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists—50% of patients were admitted within 37 days
hospitalisations in 2014–15 involved weight loss surgery procedures—7 in 8 of these were in private hospitals
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