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
- In 2007/08 there were 72,162 privately funded discharges from hospitals
- Inpatient hospitalisations (30,453) were 42.2 percent of total discharges with the remaining 41,709 discharged as daycases
- Females accounted for 55.4 percent of 2007/08 discharges
Total population, by age
- Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 60–64 year olds (7021 or 9.7 percent), followed by the 55–59 (6994) and 50–54 (6391) year groups respectively (9.7 and 8.9 percent respectively)
Total population, discharge rates
- The age-standardised discharge rate for 2007/08 was 1485.9 per 100,000 population
Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals
- In 2007/08 there were 148,437 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals
- Females accounted for 56.3 percent of 2007/08 operations
- 55.3 percent of all procedures (82,015) were undertaken as daycases