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released: 29 Jul 2016 author: AIHW media release

Hospital resources 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics presents a detailed overview of public and private hospital resources in Australia. In 2014–15, there were: 698 public hospitals: with over 60,300 beds, and accounting for more than $57 billion of recurrent expenditure (including depreciation) ; 624 private hospitals: with almost 32,000 beds, and accounting for more than $12 billion of expenditure.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How diverse were public hospitals?
      • What specialised service units were provided by public hospitals?
      • How much did hospitals spend?
      • How were hospitals funded?
      • How many people were employed in public and private hospitals?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What's in this report?
      • What data are reported?
      • What are the limitations of the data?
      • What methods are used?
    • 2 How many hospitals are there in Australia?
      • Key findings
      • 2.1 How many hospitals were there?
      • 2.2 How many accredited hospitals were there?
      • 2.3 How many hospital beds were there?
      • 2.4 How many Local hospital networks were there in 2014–15?
    • 3 How diverse were public hospitals?
      • Key findings
      • 3.1 How did public hospitals differ?
      • 3.2 How did public hospitals differ in size?
      • 3.3 What specialised service units did public hospitals provide?
      • 3.4 How many specialised admitted patient clinical units were there in 2014–15?
    • 4 Who funded hospitals and how much did hospitals spend?
      • Key findings
      • 4.1 How were hospitals funded?
      • 4.2 Commonwealth funding arrangements
      • 4.3 How much recurrent expenditure was reported?
      • 4.4 How much was spent on different types of care in public hospitals?
    • 5 How many people were employed in providing hospital services?
      • Key findings
      • 5.1 How many staff provided public hospital services?
      • 5.2 What was the average salary for staff providing public hospital services?
      • 5.3 How many staff worked in private hospitals in 2014–15?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Database quality statement summary
        • National Public Hospital Establishments Database
        • Public and private hospitals
      • Appendix B: Technical Appendix
        • Definitions
        • Presentation of data
        • Analysis methods
      • Appendix C: Public hospital peer groups
      • Appendix D: Service Related Groups
        • How much activity was there in 2014–15?
      • Appendix E: Additional public hospital accreditation information
        • Hospitals accredited elsewhere
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (8 Aug 2016) PDF updated — Revision of percentages of funding from government sources in Summary and in Key findings, Chapter 4.
    Previous version: Hospital resources 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics (2.8MB PDF)
  2. (11 Oct 2016) Additional supplementary data table added.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Hospital resources 2014–15: Australian hospital statistics. Health services series no. 71. Cat. no. HSE 176. Canberra: AIHW.

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