Australia’s hospitals at a glance 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics provides an overview of information about Australia’s public and private hospitals. More detailed information is available in the Australian hospitals statistics suite of products.

  • Cat. no: HSE 232
Findings from this report:
  • 11.3 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals combined

  • 8 million patients presented to emergency departments

  • 72% of patients presenting to emergency departments were seen on time

  • $71 billion (excluding depreciation) was spent on public hospital services

  • 352,000 hospitalisations involved emergency surgery

  • 2.0% of all hospitalisations involved a hospital-acquired complication

  • 53% of public hospitalisations were same-day