Privately funded hospital discharges – 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007

Published online: 
24 September 2010
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.


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

The statistical data highlights the following facts:

Privately funded discharges from hospitals

Total population

  • In 2006/07 there were 81,803 privately funded discharges from hospitals
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (33,555) were 41 percent of total discharges with the remaining 48,248 discharged as daycases
  • Females accounted for 54.7 percent of 2006/07 discharges

Total population, by age

  • Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 55–59 year olds (8289 or 10.1 percent), followed by the 60–64 (7731) and 50–54 (7349) year groups respectively (9.5 and 9 percent respectively)

Total population, discharge rates

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for 2006/07 was 1759.8 per 100,000 population

Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

Total population

  • In 2006/07 there were 170,428 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals
  • Females accounted for 55.7 percent of 2006/07 operations
  • 57.1 percent of all procedures (97,373) were undertaken as a daycase

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    24 September 2010
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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