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
Findings from this report:
  • In 2014–15, people aged 85 and over (2% of the total population) accounted for 7% (690,658) of all hospital separations

  • 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 majority (55%) of separations for patients aged 85 and over were for females

  • Forty two per cent (287,933) of separations for patients aged 85 years and over were same-day separations in 2014–15

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