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released: 17 Jun 2010 author: AIHW

Australia's hospital 2008-09 at a glance provides summary information on Australia's 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were: 8.1 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.2 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 publication.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-033-5; Cat. no. HSE 89; 28pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
  • Body section
    • Introduction
    • How many hospitals are there?
    • How many beds are there?
    • How diverse are public hospitals?
    • How many people are employed in Australia’s hospitals?
    • How much do hospitals spend?
    • How are our hospital services funded?
    • What services do Australian hospitals provide?
    • Emergency department services
      • Outpatient care
      • Admitted patient care: overview
      • Admitted patient care: same-day acute care
      • Admitted patient care: overnight acute care
      • Admitted patient care: elective surgery
      • Admitted patient care: sub-acute and non-acute care
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Australia's hospitals 2008-09 at a glance. Cat. no. HSE 89. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468374>.