Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 What’s in this report?
    • 1.2 What data are reported?
    • 1.3 What are the limitations of the data?
    • 1.4 What methods are used?
  • 2 How many hospitals are there in Australia?
    • Key findings
    • 2.1 How many hospitals were there?
    • 2.2 How many hospital beds were there?
    • 2.3 How many Local hospital networks were there in 2016–17?
  • 3 How diverse were public hospitals?
    • Key findings
    • 3.1 How did public hospitals differ?
    • 3.2 How did public hospitals differ in size?
    • 3.3 What specialised service units did public hospitals provide?
    • 3.4 How many specialised admitted patient clinical units were there in 2016–17?
  • 4 Who funded hospitals and how much did hospitals spend?
    • Key findings
    • 4.1 How were hospitals funded?
    • 4.2 Commonwealth funding arrangements
    • 4.3 How much recurrent expenditure was reported?
    • 4.4 How much was spent on different types of care in public hospitals?
  • 5 How many people were employed?
    • Key findings
    • 5.1 How many staff provided public hospital services?
    • 5.2 What was the average salary for staff providing public hospital services?
    • 5.3 How many staff worked in private hospitals?
  • Appendix A: Data quality statement summary
    • National Public Hospital Establishments Database
    • Summary of key issues
    • Public and private hospitals
  • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Definitions
    • Presentation of data
    • Analysis methods
  • Appendix C: Public hospital peer groups
  • Appendix D: Service Related Groups
  • Appendix E: Public hospital accreditation information
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications