The inequity of inpatient care continues

Australian public inpatient care is inequitable and inefficient, according to a new study, with private patients in public hospital beds enjoying a significantly higher level of care.

This is despite private patients tending to be healthier than their public counterparts, the research shows.

In comparing the hospitalisation experience of private and public patients in public hospitals, the study showed that while the outcomes of elective surgery are the same, private

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