Monday, 30 April 2012

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 (AIHW)

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released two new reports :

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 presents a detailed overview of Australia's public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million separations from hospitals including: 4.9 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; and about 367,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services and almost 43 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals.

Of the 8.9 million hospital admissions, 5.3 million were in public hospitals and 3.6 million were in private hospitals. The increase in admissions was higher in public hospitals (4.1%) than in private hospitals (3.9%).

The increased admissions in public hospitals were accompanied by increased spending. Expenditure on public hospitals was $37 billion in 2010-11. This spending has been increasing faster than inflation, rising by an average of 5.9% each year between 2006-07 and 2010-11 and by 8.2% between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

This report has been released in conjunction with updates to the MyHospitals website.

Media release.

Australia's hospitals 2010-11 at a glance

Australia's hospitals 2010-11 at a glance provides information on Australia's 1,340 public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million hospitalisations, including 2.2 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 70% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category.

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