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Migrate to Australia: health services

14 August 2016 by csf-admin

Migrate to Australia and be confident of world-class health treatment.

Migrate to AustraliaMigrate to Australia and you will find health services supported by 1,322 hospitals across Australia – 698 public and 624 private hospitals.

The total number of hospital beds in Australia has increased by 4 per cent with every new bed creating around five new jobs across the health service.

In the past five years the number of public hospital beds has increased by around 1.1% every year to 60,300.

The number of private hospital beds has risen by 2.9% to around 32,000, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Beds for overnight hospitalisations accounted for 63% of the rise in public hospitals. Private hospitals have seen a 96% increase in beds required for overnight care.

Migrate to Australia: health services

Total spending by public hospital services, Local Hospital Networks and state and territory health authorities is currently around $57 billion per year.

Of the $57 billion recurrent expenditure on public hospital services the main types of services were admitted patient care (57%), outpatient care (17%), and emergency care (10%).

There were over 10 million hospitalisations overall, with the most common reason being dialysis for kidney disease (1.4 million) followed by cancer (1.1).

About 1 in 4 hospitalisations involved surgery, with 60% of surgery occurring in private hospitals. Cataract extractions were the most common surgeries performed (246,000).

Public hospitals admitted about 700,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists, with 50% admitted within 35 days of being placed on the waiting list.

Around 34.9 million outpatient services were reported. About 46% of outpatient service events occurred in allied health and/or clinical nurse specialist clinics, 30% in medical consultation clinics, 13% in procedural clinics and 10% in stand-alone diagnostic clinics.

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