Privately funded hospital discharges - 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010

This publication contains national data in tabular form, detailing the numbers of patients discharged from, and operations carried out in, privately funded hospitals.

Published online: 
17 April 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 2009/10 there were 71,236 privately funded discharges from hospitals, a decrease of 7.2 percent from 2008/09
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (31,357) were 44.0 percent of total discharges with the remaining 39,879 discharged as daycases
  • Females accounted for 54.1 percent of 2009/10 discharges

Total population, by age

  • Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 60–64 year olds (7523 or 10.6 percent), followed by the 55–59 (6753) and 50–54 (6358) year age groups (9.5 and 8.9 percent respectively)

 Total population, discharge rates

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for 2009/10 was 1407.7 per 100,000 population

Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

Total population

  • In 2009/10 there were 146,694 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals, a decrease of 7.9 percent from 2008/09
  • Females accounted for 55.2 percent of 2009/10 operations
  • 54.7 percent of all procedures (80,227) were undertaken as daycases

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    17 April 2012
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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