About the tables
These tables contain summarised data showing privately funded hospital discharges and procedures by DHB, sex, age group and disease/procedure classification. The same data is available in three different formats:
- Static tables: Formatted tables so you can view national data easily and read the key findings.
- Pivot tables: Flexible tables that you can filter, manipulate and transform to do further analyses. DHB breakdowns are available in this format. You can choose to use an Excel 2013 compatible format or an Excel 2010 compatible format.
- Data text files: Zip file package containing text files of the underlying data used in the pivot and static tables and a data dictionary.
The ‘Help’ sheet in the pivot tables file includes information on:
- how to choose the right file to use
- what is the difference between discharges, discharges involving injury, and procedures
- how to find the right clinical or procedure codes
- how to get the number of hospital discharges associated with a condition
- how to get the number of people on which a particular procedure was performed.
Privately funded hospital discharges in 2013/14
- Over 91,000 privately-funded hospital discharges were reported; an age-standardised rate of 16.8 hospitalisations per 1000 people.
- 55% of hospital discharges were for females.
- The age-standardised rate among females was 17% higher than among males (18.1 per 1000 females compared with 15.4 per 1000 males).
- Discharges among those aged 65 years and over accounted for 33% of all male discharges and 27% of all female discharges.
- Age-specific rates among females were 1.5–1.8 times that for males during child-bearing years (15–44 years).
Privately funded hospital procedures in 2013/14
- Over 185,000 privately funded hospital procedures were reported; an age-standardised rate of 34.6 procedures per 1000 people.
- 56% of hospital procedures were for females.
- The age-standardised rate among females was 25% higher than among males (38.4 per 1000 females compared with 30.6 per 1000 males).
- Procedures performed on those aged 65 years and over accounted for 32% of all procedures performed on males and 25% of all procedures performed on females.
- Age-specific rates of procedures performed on females were 1.6–1.9 times that on males during child-bearing years (15–44 years).