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Australian hospital statistics, 2008-09

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a new report and companion report: Australian hospital statistics, 2008-09. The report presents a detailed overview of Australia’s 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were 8.1 million separations from Australia’s hospitals including: 4.5 million same-day acute separations; 3.3 million overnight acute separations; almost 300,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.

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