Palliative care services in Australia is an online web report on the activity and characteristics of palliative care services across Australia. Data is presented under specific topic areas with detailed data available for current and previous years in the attached Microsoft ® Excel workbooks. This palliative care report is updated with new data twice a year.

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Latest update - 26 May 2021

Image about MBS expenditure on subsidised specialist services with a line graph showing $5.2 million was spent in 2013-14 and  $7.1 million in 2019-20

Image with text saying 1 in 77 aged care residents had and ACFI appraisal indicating the need for palliative care.

Image showing there were 83,430 palliative care hospitalisation in 2018-19, 47,845 were palliative care and 35,585  were for other end of life care.

More sections of Palliative care services in Australia 

Image showing 2 key points in palliative care workforce for 2018.  271 palliative medicine physicians and 3,528 palliative care nurses

Image stating from palliative care outcomes  data 93% of patients had their episode commence by the day after they were ready for care.

A bar chart showing state and territory breakdowns per 100,000 population for palliative care prescriptions rates in 2017-18. NSW 4,780, VIC 3,758, QLD 4,326, WA 3,830,  SA 4,814, TAS 6,811, ACT 4,289, NT 3,614 and the  total 4,610

Palliative care services in Australia—Contents