Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11 – AIHW – 5 July 2012

Posted on July 5, 2012. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: |

Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11 – AIHW – 5 July 2012

“In 2010–11, over a quarter of the 8.9 million hospitalisations (separations) in Australia’s public and private hospitals included a visit to an operating room for surgery. This bulletin provides an overview of these 2.4 million hospitalisations involving surgery.

This information was sourced from the AIHW’s National Hospital Morbidity Database and National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.”

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Media release: More than 1 in 4 hospital admissions need surgery

“More than a quarter of Australia’s 8.9 million hospitalisations in 2010–11 included a visit to an operating room for surgery, according to a new surgery snapshot released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The snapshot bulletin, Surgery in Australian Hospitals 2010–11, provides an overview of Australia’s 2.4 million annual hospitalisations for surgery, based on data first published by the AIHW in April.

Around 1.0 million surgery hospitalisations occurred in public hospitals and 1.4 million in private hospitals.

In the five years to 2011, admissions involving surgery have been rising 2.4% a year in public hospitals and 4.1% a year in private hospitals. But in the last year, annual growth in surgery admissions in public hospitals has outstripped annual growth in private hospitals 2.7% to 2.1%.”

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