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See Table 2.1, 2.2 and S2.1 for caveat information on these data. Available to download from the Data section of this report.
Between 2013–14 and 2017–18:
In 2017–18, there were about 749,000 admissions from elective surgery waiting lists, 99% of which were elective admissions.
Together, Principal referral and women’s and children’s hospitals and Public acute group A hospitals accounted for three‑quarters of these admissions (40% and 35%, respectively).
In 2017–18, about 3.7% of admissions from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists (27,500) were reported for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin who represent about 3.0% of the Australian population.
The quality of the data reported for Indigenous status in elective surgery waiting lists has not been formally assessed. Therefore, the information on Indigenous status presented in this report should be interpreted with caution. See Appendix A for more information.
See Table 2.3 for more information on admissions by peer group, Table 2.4 for more information on admission rates per 1,000 population. See table 2.9 for more information about Admissions by Indigenous status. These tables are available to download from the data section.
Information on waiting times is available in the Waiting times section.
Information on data limitations and methods is available in Appendix A and Appendix B.
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