An admitted patient is defined as:
- a person who undergoes a hospital's admission process to receive treatment and care
- a patient whose entire care is not provided within a designated emergency department or urgent care centre and who meets at least one of the criteria for admission.
Patients who are admitted to a public hospital are classified as one of the following:
- public admitted
- private admitted
- compensable (Transport Accident Commission, WorkSafe, Department of Veterans' Affairs, or other)
- nursing-home type
Election criteria and process for admitted public, private, compensable, Veterans’ Affairs and ineligible patients.
Private patients in Victoria are responsible for payment of certain hospitals fees and charges.
Admitted patients accessing health services through the DVA, TAC, Worksafe or other arrangement can be compensated for certain fees and charges.
Reciprocal healthcare agreements
Reciprocal healthcare agreements allow people from certain countries who are visiting or working in Australia to receive medical benefits under certain circumstances.
Medicare-ineligible patients (patients who are not covered by Medicare, including overseas patients) are charged fees at the discretion of individual health services
Reviewed 22 February 2016