Privately Funded Hospital Discharges – 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

This statistical information 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.

Published online: 
12 December 2011

Updated: 12 February 2012

Summary

This statistical information 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.

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.

The statistical data highlights the following facts:

Privately funded discharges from hospitals

Total population

  • In 2008/09 there were 76,783 privately funded discharges from hospitals
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (34,066) were 44.4 percent of total discharges with the remaining 42,717 discharged as daycases
  • Females accounted for 53.1 percent of 2008/09 discharges

Total population, by age

  • Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 60–64 year olds (7705 or 10.0 percent), followed by the 55–59 (7364) and 50–54 (6802) year age groups (9.6 and 8.9 percent respectively)

Total population, discharge rates

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for 2008/09 was 1554.8 per 100,000 population

Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

Total population

  • In 2008/09 there were 159,273 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals
  • Females accounted for 54.0 percent of 2008/09 operations
  • 53.8 percent of all procedures (85,659) were undertaken as daycases

Publishing information

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