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$67 billion was spent on public hospital services in 2016–17—$41 billion was spent on salaries and superannuation
In 2016–17, 365,000 staff were employed in public hospital services, including 151,000 nurses
In 2016–17, Australia’s 695 public hospitals provided about 62,000 hospital beds
There were 2.6 public hospital beds for every 1,000 people in 2016–17
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