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4390.0 - Private Hospitals, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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HOSPITAL CHARACTERISTICS

Accreditation

Hospital accreditation has been identified as an indicator of capability within the National Health Performance Framework (for further information refer to Australian Hospital Statistics 2010-11, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)).
As at 30 June 2011, the main organisations used by hospitals to obtain accreditation were the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) (used by 303 hospitals) and Benchmark Certification (used by 81 hospitals). Acute and psychiatric hospitals in New South Wales were less likely to hold ACHS accreditation than Acute and psychiatric hospitals in other states (46.5% in New South Wales, compared to 74.7% in Victoria and 74.1% in Queensland). The state with the lowest proportion of ACHS accredited Free-standing day hospitals was Victoria (25.0%).

TABLE 1.8: PRIVATE HOSPITALS, Accreditation/Certification status(a)—at 30 June 2011
ACHS(b)
Benchmark certification
Other (c)
Accredited hospitals
Non-accredited hospitals
Accredited hospitals
Non-accredited hospitals
Accredited hospitals
Non-accredited hospitals
All private hospitals
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Acute and psychiatric hospitals
New South Wales
40
46
11
75
43
43
86
Victoria
59
20
6
73
21
58
79
Queensland
40
14
np
np
18
36
54
South Australia
22
8
np
np
np
np
30
Western Australia
np
np
21
4
17
21
Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (d)
np
np
9
np
np
9
Australia
187
92
23
256
95
184
279

Free-standing day hospital facilities
New South Wales
42
55
21
76
47
50
97
Victoria
22
66
20
68
54
34
88
Queensland
19
34
8
45
29
24
53
South Australia
13
13
26
np
np
26
Western Australia
np
np
6
29
18
17
35
Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (d)
np
np
3
12
np
np
15
Australia
116
198
58
256
169
145
314

All private hospitals
New South Wales
82
101
32
151
90
93
183
Victoria
81
86
26
141
75
92
167
Queensland
59
48
np
np
47
60
107
South Australia
35
21
np
np
23
33
56
Western Australia
28
28
3
21
22
34
56
Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (d)
18
6
81
512
7
17
24
Australia (d)
303
290
81
512
264
329
593

— nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated

(a) Private hospitals can be accredited with more than one organisation.
(b) Accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (2004).
(c) Accreditation or certification with other body. For definition of accredited/certified hospitals, see Glossary.
(d) Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory have been aggregated to protect the confidentiality of the small number of hospitals in these states/territories.



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