Table of contents

  • 1  Introduction
    • 1.1 What's in this report?
    • 1.2 What data are reported?
    • 1.3 What methods are used?
    • 1.4 Additional information
  • 2  How much activity was there?
    • Key findings
    • 2.1 Separations
    • 2.2 Separation rates
    • 2.3 Patient days
    • 2.4 Patient day rates
    • 2.5 Length of stay
    • 2.6 Performance indicator: Average length of stay for selected AR-DRGs
    • 2.7 What types of public hospitals provide admitted patient care?
    • 2.8 Separations for acute admitted patient care
  • 3  Who used these services?
    • Key findings
    • 3.1 Age group and sex
    • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
    • 3.3 Remoteness area
    • 3.4 Socioeconomic status
  • 4  Why did people receive care?
    • Key findings
    • 4.1 Mode and urgency of admission
    • 4.2 Care type
    • 4.3 Principal diagnosis
    • 4.4 How many separations were due to injury and poisoning?
    • 4.5 Performance indicator: Waiting for residential aged care
  • 5  What services were provided?
    • Key findings
    • 5.1 Broad category of service
    • 5.2 Diagnosis related groups
    • 5.3 Intensive care
    • 5.4 Newborn care
    • 5.5 Rehabilitation care
    • 5.6 Palliative care
    • 5.7 Mental health care
    • 5.8 How was care completed?
  • 6  What interventions were performed?
    • Key findings
    • 6.1 Overview of interventions
    • 6.2 How does Australia compare?
    • 6.3 Performance indicator: Differential access to hospital procedures
    • 6.4 Emergency surgery
    • 6.5 Elective surgery
    • 6.6 Elective surgery in public hospitals
  • 7  Costs and funding
    • Key findings
    • 7.1 What was the relative cost of the care?
    • 7.2 Who paid for the care?
    • 7.3 How much care was contracted between hospitals?
  • 8  Information related to safety and quality of the health system
    • Key findings
    • 8.1 Patient experience of the health system
      • Performance indicator: Potentially preventable hospitalisations
      • Conditions that arose during the hospital stay
      • Performance indicator: Unplanned readmissions
      • Performance indicator: Patient experience
    • 8.2 Safety and quality of care in hospitals
      • Performance indicator: Falls resulting in patient harm in hospital
      • Hospital-acquired complications
  • Appendix A: Data Quality Statements
    • National Hospital Morbidity Database
  • Appendix B: Technical appendix
    • Definitions and classifications
    • Presentation of data
    • Analysis methods
  • Appendix C: Hospital performance indicators
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Related publications
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes