Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables and graphs
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction 
    2. Methods and data quality
      • Hospital separations data
        • Classification of diagnoses and procedures
        • Identifying Indigenous patients in hospital separation records
        • Missing data
      • Population estimates
      • Rates of hospitalisation
        • Effects of data inadequacies on rate calculations
    3. Overview of hospital utilisation
      • Hospital separations
        • Hospital sector
        • Age-specific hospital separation rates
        • Separations by State and Territory of usual residence
        • Same day separations
        • Average length of stay
        • Mode of separation
        • Indigenous identification
      • procedures
        • Hospital sector
    4. Principal diagnoses 
      • Principal diagnoses
        • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
        • Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium
        • Respiratory diseases
        • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
        • Digestive diseases
        • Mental and behavioural disorders
        • Genitourinary system diseases
        • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
        • Infectious and parasitic diseases
        • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissues
        • Nervous system diseases
        • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders
      • Principal diagnosis by State and Territory of usual residence
    5. Procedures 
      • Procedures
        • Age-specific rates for procedures
        • Procedures recorded by principal diagnosis
      • Types of procedures
        • Procedures performed on a same day basis
        • Operations on the urinary system
        • Allied health interventions
        • Obstetric procedures
        • Miscellaneous procedures
        • Operations on the musculoskeletal system
        • Dermatological and plastic procedures
        • Operations on the digestive system
        • Imaging services
      • Procedures by State and Territory
    6. Discussion 
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: ICD-10-AM codes groupings used in this publication
    • Appendix B: The introduction of ICD-10-AM
    • Appendix C: Jurisdictional assessments of the quality of Indigenous identification in hospital separation records
    • Appendix D: National Health Data Dictionary - Indigenous status data element
    • Appendix E: List of references
    • Abbreviations and Symbols