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4390.0 - Private Hospitals, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/09/2012   
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Contents >> Private Acute and Psychiatric Hospitals >> Acute & Psychiatric Income

INCOME

Total income for private Acute and psychiatric hospitals in Australia has increased by 8.8% between 2009-10 and 2010-11 to $9,838 million. Victorian hospitals recorded the strongest growth of 10.2%, to record the highest income of the states and territories at $2,613 million, just ahead of New South Wales with $2,600 million.

The proportion of total income contributed by patient income has fallen from 96.0% to 95.5%, with the largest decrease occurring in Victoria (down 2.2 percentage points to 94.8%).

Table 2.12 PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Income—States and Territories - 2010-11
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas., NT & ACT(a)
Aus.

Income ($'000)
Patient income(b)
2 505 187
2 477 788
2 128 495
np
1 278 084
np
9 395 665
Recoveries
43 554
41 730
28 039
7 360
14 461
4 546
139 690
Other (c)
51 699
93 080
96 366
np
42 371
np
302 444
Total (d)
2 600 440
2 612 598
2 252 900
np
1 334 916
np
9 837 799
Patient income as a proportion of total income (%)
96.3
94.8
94.5
97.0
95.7
97.0
95.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory have been aggregated to protect the confidentiality of the small number of hospitals in these states/territories.
(b) Includes income received by, and due to, the hospital in respect of patient liability for accommodation and other fees. See Glossary for further information.
(c) Includes investment income, income from charities, bequests, visitors' meals, and accommodation and kiosk sales.
(d) Figures have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between totals and the sums of the component items.


The Other Not for profit sector recorded the largest percentage increase in total income, with an 18.3% increase to $316 million, reflecting the 13.6% increase in the number of beds in this sector.

The proportion of total income contributed by patient income ranged from 93.5% for Religious or charitable Not for profit hospitals (down from 94.5% in 2009-10) to 97.2% for For profit hospitals (down from 97.3% in 2009-10).

Table 2.13 PRIVATE ACUTE AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Income—For profit/not for profit sector (a) - 2010-11
For profit
Not for profit
Total
Religious or charitable
Other (b)

Income ($'000)
Patient income(c)
4 911 677
4 168 087
315 901
9 395 665
Recoveries
np
74 862
np
139 690
Other (d)
np
214 160
np
302 444
Total (e)
5 051 312
4 457 109
329 378
9 837 799
Patient income as a proportion of total income (%)
97.2
93.5
95.9
95.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) For definition of 'For Profit/not for profit sector', see Glossary.
(b) Comprising bush nursing, community and memorial hospitals.
(c) Includes income received by, and due to, the hospital in respect of patient liability for accommodation and other fees. See Glossary for further information.
(d) Includes investment income, income from charities, bequests, visitors' meals, and accommodation and kiosk sales.
(e) Figures have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between totals and the sums of the component items.


Large hospitals, with over 200 beds, had highest income for 2010-11 at $4,229 million (43.0% of all hospitals' income), an average of $169 million per hospital. Hospitals with 101-200 beds earned the second highest income at $3,141 million (31.9% of all hospitals' income), an average of $56 million per hospital.

Patient income as a proportion of total income was relatively similar across hospital sizes, in all except the smallest of private acute and psychiatric hospitals for 2010-11. Hospitals offering 25 or fewer beds received 91.3% of their income as patient income.

Table 2.14 PRIVATE ACUTE & PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS, Income—Hospital size(a) —2010-11
Number of beds
0-25
26-50
51-100
101-200
Over 200
Total (b)

Income ($'000)
Patient income(c)
112 567
404 160
1 867 157
3 037 824
3 973 957
9 395 665
Recoveries
2 523
6 009
31 638
38 213
61 307
139 690
Other (d)
8 137
5 685
30 458
64 921
193 243
302 444
Total (b)
123 227
415 854
1 929 253
3 140 958
4 228 507
9 837 799
Patient income as a proportion of total income (%)
91.3
97.2
96.8
96.7
94.0
95.5

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Based on number of available beds (average for the year).
(b) Figures have been rounded and discrepancies may occur between totals and the sums of the component items
(c) Includes income received by, and due to, the hospital in respect of patient liability for accommodation and other fees. See Glossary for further information.
(d) Includes investment income, income from charities, bequests, visitors' meals, and accommodation and kiosk sales.



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