Privately funded hospital discharges - 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

Published online: 
03 June 2014


These tables contain national data 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 2011/12 there were 68,736 privately funded discharges from hospitals, a decrease of 1.9 percent from 2010/11
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (28,727) were 41.8 percent of total discharges with the remaining 40,009 discharged as day cases
  • Females accounted for 54.7 percent of 2011/12 discharges

Total population, by age

  • Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 60–64 year olds (7189 or 10.5 percent), followed by the 55–59 (6772) and 50–54 (6375) year age groups (9.9 and 9.3 percent respectively)

Total population, discharge rates

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for 2011/12 was 1317.4 per 100,000 population

Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

Total population

  • In 2011/12 there were 143,191 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals, a decrease of 0.8 percent from 2010/11
  • Females accounted for 55.6 percent of 2011/12 operations
  • 57.6 percent of all procedures were undertaken as day cases

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    03 June 2014
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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