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A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows the rate of admissions to private hospitals is increasing faster than admissions to public hospitals.
The AIHW report, Admitted patient care 2013-14: Australian hospital statistics, shows that of the 9.7 million admissions to hospitals in 2013-2014, 5.7 million were in public hospitals and 4 million were in private hospitals.
AIHW spokesperson Jenny Hargreaves said "Between 2009-10 and 2013-14, the number of admissions increased by three per cent on average each year for public hospitals and 3.6 per cent for private hospitals".
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