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Industry Resources

Resources available for private hospitals from latest data through to useful brochures. More content can be found in the Members’ Area.


PPHDRAS Annual Statistical Report for 2019-2020

The development, preparation and distribution of this report has been undertaken by the Australian Private Hospitals Association’s (APHA) Private Psychiatric Hospitals Data Reporting and Analysis Service (PPHDRAS) as part of its obligations to stakeholders participating in the PPHDRAS.

Pulse take skill shortage survey: Research methodology

The APHA will undertake a ‘pulse take’ skill shortage survey annually to assess skills shortages in the private sector.

Grattan Report: Mythbusters

The Grattan Report ‘Saving private health 1: reining in hospital costs and specialist bills’ makes some claims regarding private health care that do not stand up to scrutiny.

Private health insurance reform

Private health insurance reforms have begun to be implemented.

Literature Review

PPHDRAS Annual Statistical Report for 2017-2018

The development, preparation and distribution of this report has been undertaken by the Australian Private Hospitals Association’s (APHA) Private Psychiatric Hospitals Data Reporting and Analysis Service (PPHDRAS) as part of its obligations to stakeholders participating in the PPHDRAS.

The facts about Australian private hospitals

Facts about the contribution private hospitals make to the Australian health system.

‘Am I Adequately Covered for Private Hospital Care’ Brochure

An APHA brochure for patients encouraging them to check their health fund cover before admission.

Second Tier Default Benefit Eligibility

From 1 January 2019, the Second-Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) will no longer assess applications for Second Tier eligibility. This function will be managed by the Private Health Insurance Branch in the Department of Health.

Guidelines for Recognition of Private Hospital-Based Rehabilitation Services – August 2016

The Consultative Committee on Private Rehabilitation has reviewed the Guidelines for Recognition of Private Hospital-Based Rehabilitation Services. A revised edition, correct as at August 2016, is available at the link below.

Education and training in the private hospital sector

Private hospitals have increased their investment in clinical workforce training by nearly 250% in the decade since the last comprehensive survey of the sector was undertaken.