- Admitted patient care 2019–20
- New analyses on how COVID-19 affected admitted patient care.
The latest MyHospitals update shows there were 11.1 million hospitalisations in Australia in 2019–20, down from 11.5 million in 2018–19. Hospitalisations increased by an average 3.3% each year between 2014–15 and 2018–19 before falling by 2.8% between 2018–19 and 2019–20. The decrease in hospitalisations was greater in private hospitals (which saw a 4.5% decrease from 2018–19) compared with public hospitals (which decreased by 1.7%). The larger decrease in private hospitals was heavily influenced by the restrictions placed on certain categories of elective surgeries from March 2020.
- MyHospitals: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/myhospitals