Privately funded hospital discharges – 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Published online: 
27 October 2017
Please note that the private hospital data included in this report is not complete, as not all private hospitals report their data to the Ministry of Health.

Summary

These tables contain summarised data showing privately funded hospital discharges and procedures by DHB, sex, age group and disease/procedure classification. The same data is available in three different formats:

  • Static tables: Formatted tables so you can view national data easily and read the key findings.
  • Pivot tables: Flexible tables that you can filter, manipulate and transform to do further analyses. DHB breakdowns are available in this format.
  • Data tables: Zip file package containing text files of the underlying data used in the pivot and static tables and a data dictionary.

The ‘Help’ sheet in the pivot tables file includes help on

  • how to choose the right file to use
  • what is the difference between discharges, discharges involving injury, and procedures
  • how to find the right clinical or procedure codes
  • how to get the number of hospital discharges associated with a condition
  • how to get the number of people on which a particular procedure was performed.

Key findings

Privately funded hospital discharges in 2014/15   

  • Almost 90,000 privately-funded hospital discharges were reported in 2014/15; an age-standardised rate of 16.1 hospitalisations per 1000 people.
  • 54% of hospital discharges were for females.
  • The age-standardised rate among females was 16% higher than among males (17.3 per 1000 females compared with 14.9 per 1000 males).
  • Discharges among those aged 65 years and over accounted for 34% of all male discharges and 28% of all female discharges.
  • Age-specific rates among females were 1.6–1.7 times that for males during child-bearing years (15–44 years).

Privately funded hospital procedures in 2014/15

  • Almost 180,000 privately funded hospital procedures were reported in 2014/15; an age-standardised rate of 32.9 procedures per 1000 people.
  • 55% of hospital procedures were for females.
  • The age-standardised rate among females was 22% higher than among males (36.2 per 1000 females compared with 29.6 per 1000 males).
  • Procedures performed on those aged 65 years and over accounted for 31% of all procedures performed on males and 24% of all procedures performed on females.
  • Age-specific rates of procedures performed on females were 1.6–1.8 times that on males during child-bearing years (15–44 years).

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