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Hospital Performance: Length of stay in public hospitals in 2011–12

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Media backgrounder

This report is the first in a series of reports to be released that address efficiency and effectiveness in the Australian health care system. The aim is to assist system managers and health professionals in identifying more efficient approaches to care.

The report is called Hospital Performance: Length of stay in public hospitals in 2011–12 and it looks at how long patients spend in public hospitals for 16 common conditions and procedures.