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Number of hospitals per 100,000 persons (public and private) (Regional)



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How many hospitals service the entire populations of each Australian state? While New South Wales has the most hospitals in hard numbers, there are more facilities per person in Tasmania: this FACT indicates the proportion of hospitals per 100,000 persons that are located in each Australian state.

Here, both public and private hospitals were counted, as well as all special facility hospitals and represent the numbers for 2015-2016. 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 Australian state/territory with the highest number of hospitals per 100,000 people is South Australia, at 7.93. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory at 2.01 hospitals per 100,000 persons.


Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015; National Health Performance Authority 2015; AIHW 2016

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