Discharges from publicly funded hospitals – 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005

Published online: 
23 July 2010

Summary

This statistical data contains national data in tabular form, detailing the numbers of patients discharged, diagnoses and numbers of procedures carried out in publicly funded hospitals.

The statistical information highlights the following facts:

Discharges from public hospitals

Number of hospital discharges, total population

  • In 2004/05 there were 870,352 discharges from publicly funded hospitals.
  • Females accounted for 55.5 percent of 2004/05 hospital inpatient discharges.
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (583,786) were 67.1 percent of total discharges with the remaining 286,566 discharged as daycases.

Number of hospital discharges, Maori population

  • Discharges for Maori (143,919) accounted for 16.5 percent of total discharges in 2004/05.
  • Maori female hospitalisations were 55.9 percent of total discharges for Maori in 2004/05.
  • Maori inpatient hospitalisations (91,257) were 63.4 percent of total discharges.

Public hospital discharges by age

  • Of total discharges, children aged from 0–4 years were the largest group discharged from a public hospital (124,296 or 14.3 percent of total discharges) followed by 30–34 year olds (59879 or 6.9 percent of total discharges).
  • Of discharges for Maori, children aged between 0–4 years were the largest group discharged from a public hospital (29,421 or 20.4 percent of total Maori discharges) followed by the 20–24 year age group at 11,831 or 8.2 percent of total Maori discharges).

Age Standardised Rates for public hospital discharges

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for the total population was 20,107 per 100,000 population.
  • The age-standardised discharge rate for Maori was 26,110 per 100,000 Maori population.

Hospital cases involving injury and poisoning

Total population

  • For the total population there were 142,820 discharges involving injury and poisoning in 2004/05.
  • Males accounted for 53.5 percent of these cases.

Maori population

  • There were 20,295 discharges for Maori in 2004/05 which involved injury and poisoning.
  • Males accounted for 60.2 percent of injury cases for Maori.

Age Standardised Rates for public hospital discharges involving injury and poisoning

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for the total population was 3,118 per 100,000 population.
  • The age-standardised discharge rate for Maori was 3,661 per 100,000 Maori population.

Total numbers of procedures undertaken in publicly funded hospitals

Total population

  • In 2004/05 there were 1,129,489 procedures undertaken in publicly funded hospitals.
  • Females accounted for 56 percent of 2004/05 procedures undertaken in publicly funded hospitals
  • 33 percent of all procedures (367,734) were undertaken as a daycase.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    23 July 2010
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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