Private health insurance use in Australian hospitals, 2006-07 to 2015-16 [AIHW]

This report presents information on admitted patient hospitalisations that were completely or partially funded by private health insurance in Australia's public and private hospitals over the past 10 years. It compares private health insurance-funded hospitalisations with hospitalisations for public patients and patients funded by other sources. Private health insurance is funding a growing proportion of public hospital admissions-rising from about 1 in 12 in 2006-07, to 1 in 7 in 2015-16.

Media release: National report presents information on private health insurance use in public and private hospitals.

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