New reports released by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW):
- There were 693 public hospitals and 657 private hospitals in Australia.
- The Australian Government provided 41% of public hospital funding and 24% of private hospital funding.
- Recurrent expenditure on public hospitals was $71 billion, with about 62% of this spent on salaries, wages and superannuation.
Non-admitted patient care 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics includes information on consultations with specialist medical practitioners, provision of diagnostic or other procedures, and care provided by allied health or clinical nurse specialists between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018
In 2017–18, there were 15.6 million non-admitted patient service events for females, compared with 12.5 million for males. Women accounted for 70% of service events for people aged 15–44 (the age range that includes most services for Obstetrics and Midwifery and maternity). Boys accounted for 55% of service events for children aged 0–14. People aged 65 and over (who make up 15% of the population) accounted for 33% of service events in 2017–18.
- Hospital resources 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/hospitals/hospital-resources-2017-18-ahs/contents/at-a-glance
- Non-admitted patient care 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/hospitals/non-admitted-patient-care-2017-18-ahs/contents/at-a-glance