In 2017–18, there were more than 11 million admissions to hospital—6.7 million in public hospitals and 4.5 million in private hospitals.
Between 2013–14 and 2017–18, the total number of hospital separations rose by an average of 3.8% per year from 9.7 million to 11.3 million
Public hospitals provided 92% of emergency admissions and, 41% of elective admissions. A large proportion of admissions to private hospitals were elective (81%).
Between 2013–14 and 2017–18, 3.8% on average each year—by 4.2% for public hospitals and by 3.3% for private hospitals.