In 2014–15, Acute care (94%) was the most frequent overall type of care for all hospital separations, and 0.4% had Palliative care. Patients who died in hospital had a different profile of care: 63% (49,256) received Acute care and one-third (33%, 25,570) received Palliative care (Figure 8) in the admitted patient episode of care in which they died.
Figure 8: Proportion of hospital separations by type of care, 2014–15
In public hospitals, 63% (39,543) of patients who died in hospital had received Acute care, and one-third (34%, 21,640) had received Palliative care. In private hospitals, 70% (9,713) of patients who died in hospital had received Acute care, and 28% (3,930) had received Palliative care (Figure 9).
Figure 9: Proportion of deaths in hospital, by sector and type of care, 2014–15