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More Australians are undergoing elective surgery and receiving emergency department care in public hospitals and waiting times are growing longer in most states and territories
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Dec 2019
890,000890,000 patients were added to public hospital elective surgery waiting lists during 2018-19
11 millionThere were more than 11 million admissions to hospital, with 4.5 million admitted to private hospitals.
3.8%3.8% was the average rise in hospitalisations between 2013-14 and 2017-18.
4%4% of Australians wait over a year for orthopaedic surgery in the public system.
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