Publicly funded hospital discharges - 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

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

Published online: 
12 December 2011

Updated: 12 February 2012

Summary

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

The statistical information highlights the following facts:

Publicly funded hospital discharges

Number of hospital discharges, total population

  • In 2008/09 there were 999,582 publicly funded hospital discharges
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (644,826) were 64.5 percent of total discharges with the remaining 354,756 discharged as daycases.
  • Females accounted for 55.8 percent of 2008/09 hospital inpatient discharges

Number of hospital discharges, Māori population

  • Discharges for Māori (167,941) accounted for 16.8 percent of total discharges in 2008/09
  • Māori inpatient hospitalisations (106,377) were 63.3 percent of total Māori discharges
  • Māori female hospitalisations were 57.3 percent of total discharges for Māori in 2008/09

Publicly funded hospital discharges by age

  • Of total publicly funded discharges, children aged from 0–4 years were the largest group (142,974 or 14.3 percent of total discharges) followed by 75–79 year olds (61,846 or 6.2 percent of total discharges)
  • Of publicly funded discharges for Māori, children aged between 0–4 years were the largest group (35,695 or 21.3 percent of total Māori discharges) followed by the 20–24 year age group at 15,361 or 9.1 percent of total Māori discharges)

Age-standardised rates for publicly funded hospital discharges

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for the total population was 21,484.7 per 100,000 population
  • The age-standardised discharge rate for Māori was 27,612.6 per 100,000 Māori population

Hospital cases involving injury and poisoning

Total population

  • For the total population there were 171,998 publicly funded discharges involving injury and poisoning in 2008/09
  • Males accounted for 53.8 percent of these cases

Māori population

  • There were 26,129 discharges for Māori in 2008/09 involving injury and poisoning
  • Males accounted for 58.3 percent of injury cases for Māori

Age-standardised rates for publicly funded discharges involving injury and poisoning

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for the total population was 3507.3 per 100,000 population
  • The age-standardised discharge rate for Māori was 4379.2 per 100,000 Māori population

Total numbers of publicly funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

  • In 2008/09 there were 1,273,761 publicly funded procedures undertaken in hospitals
  • Females accounted for 55.8 percent of 2008/09 procedures
  • 34.1 percent (434,551) of all procedures were undertaken as daycases

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    12 December 2011
    Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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