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AIHW MyHospitals Update: Admitted patient care 2019–20

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The MyHospitals national reporting platform allows users to explore information about their local hospital and Local Hospital Network (LHN), as well as trends across Australia.
The following content that has been updated is relating to:
  • 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.

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