Information on care for patients aged 85 years and over in public and private hospitals for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, and comparative information for the previous 10 years.
- Cat. no: WEB 92
In 2014–15, people aged 85 and over (2% of the total population) accounted for 7% (690,658) of all hospital separations
The majority (55%) of separations for patients aged 85 and over were for females
The total number of separations for patients aged 85 and over almost doubled, 359,472 in 2005–06 to 690,658 in 2014–15
The average length of stay for overnight separations for patients aged 85 and over was 8.4 days