The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released three new reports:
Australia's hospitals 2013-14 at a glance provides information on Australias public and private hospitals. In 2013-14, there were 9.7 million hospitalisations, including 2.5 million involving surgery. Public hospitals provided care for 7.2 presentations to emergency departments, with 74% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category and about 73% were completed within 4 hours. This publication is a companion to the 2013-14 Australian hospital statistics suite of publications.
AIHW catalogue number HSE 157.
Available to order at the AIHW website for $17
In 2013-14, about 46 million occasions of service were provided for non-admitted patients by 558 public hospitals, including:
-6 million occasions of service for emergency care
-18 million for outpatient care
-22 million for other non-admitted patient care.
For the first time, information is also included about the patients age and sex, their Indigenous status, how the service was delivered and how it was funded.
AIHW catalogue number HSE 159.
Available to order at the AIHW website for $13
Hospital resources 2013-14: Australian hospital statistics presents a detailed overview of public and private hospital resources in Australia. In 2013-14, there were:
- 747 public hospitals: with over 58,600 beds that accounted for more than $44 billion of expenditure.
- 612 private hospitals with almost 31,000 beds that accounted for more than $11 billion of expenditure.
AIHW catalogue number HSE 160.
Available to order at the AIHW website for $14