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This FACT indicates the total number of hospitals located in each Australian state and territory. A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Here, all specialised treatment hospitals are included. Hospitals are usually funded by the public sector, by health organizations (for profit or non profit), health insurance companies, or charities, including direct charitable donations.
The number of hospitals and the number of patients they can hold offer insight into the state and capacity of the health and wellbeing sector in each city/state and territory. This data was collected in 2013-14.