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.
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).