Private Health Industry Stats and Data10 June 2011
The AHIA provides its members with analysis and summary reports of private health insurance industry statisics on a regular basis. These Report are based on the the PHIAC Statistics Reports and give an overview of key areas of interest to Fund Members.
The AHIA Private Health Insurance Industry Statistics Quarterly Reports for March 2011 has just been released and provides information including:
- Membership and Coverage - This section provides information on the number of insured persons with hospital cover and the number of insured persons with general cover as well as the proportion of the Australian population who have private health insurance.
- Benefits paid - This section provides information on the total benefits paid by private health insurance funds for all types of hospital and general treatment services and is broken down by category type, state and age of the member receiving the benefit.
- Episodes and services – This provides an overview of the services provided to privately insured patients in hospitals as episodes of care. It provides analysis of the type of hospital in which the service was provided. Information on broader health cover programs and general treament services by category type is also included in this section.
- Utilisation - Each episode of service is associated with costs such as accomodation and medical services. Utilisation focuses on the lenght of stay per service and the average benefit paid per service for hospital and general treatments.
Note: AHIA does not produce any Private Health Insurance statistics on a regional or postcode basis.