Table of contents

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  • Beds in acute care Australian hospitals
  • Occupied bed-days (OBDs) in acute care hospitals
  • Occupancy rates
  • Number of patients treated in acute care hospitals
  • Average length of stay
  • Expenditure by acute care hospitals 1982-83 to 1987-88
  • Differences in costs between public and private hospitals
  • Public/private ratio of occupied bed-days by state and territory
  • Appendix A: Estimation of occupied bed-days in private hospitals, 1982-83 to 1988-89
  • Appendix B: Estimation of seperations in private hospitals, 1982-83 to 1987-88
  • Technical notes, glossary and references