Services and activity

In 2017–18:

  • Procedural clinics accounted for 8% of service events (3.1 million) (Table 9). Most major hospitals—Principal referral and women’s and children’s hospitals, Public acute group A hospitals and Public acute group B hospitals—reported service events for at least one of these clinics
  • Medical consultation clinics accounted for 31% of service events (12.2 million). All major hospitals reported service events for at least one of these clinics
  • Diagnostic services accounted for 15% of service events (5.8 million). Victoria did not report information for Diagnostic services (see Appendix A for more information)
  • Allied health and/or clinical nurse specialist intervention clinics accounted for 46% of service events (17.8 million). All major hospitals reported service events for at least one of these clinics. About 22% of these service events were provided by smaller hospitals.

The majority of group service events (95%) occurred in Allied health and/or clinical nurse specialist intervention clinics.

The proportion of service events that occurred in different types of hospitals varied across jurisdictions.

See Tables 3.1 to 3.6 and Tables S3.1 to S3.9 for caveat information related to these data. Available to download from the Data section.