Non-admitted patient care

Non-admitted patient care provided by public hospital outpatient clinics includes consultations with specialist medical practitioners, diagnostic or other procedures, care provided by allied health or specialist nursing care, without being admitted to hospital.

In 2017–18:

  • 38.9 million non-admitted patient care service events were reported
  • about 86% of all service events were funded by the jurisdiction’s health service budget, and 13% by the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

See the visualisation below for more information on service events by age group and sex, and by tier 2 clinic type. 

Where to go for more information

For more information on care provided in outpatient clinics, see the Non-admitted patient clinics section of Non-admitted patient care 201718: Australian hospital statistics report.