Publicly-funded discharges: Publicly funded hospital events at public or private hospitals. When a patient is discharged from hospital, a clinical coder will assign an ICD code for the diagnosis and one for external cause of morbidity or mortality (if it applies).
Procedures: Hospital procedures. Codes are assigned using ACHI (Australian Classification of Health Interventions).
Age group: 5-year age group (in years) at time of discharge.
This dataset contains summarised data showing publicly funded hospital discharges and procedures by DHB, ethnic group, sex, age group and disease/procedure classification.
Method of collection/Data provider
Data is provided by public hospitals and by those private hospitals who provide publicly funded services in an agreed electronic file format. Paper forms and a cut-down electronic file format are also forwarded by other private hospitals. Publicly funded hospital events are required to be loaded into the National Minimum Dataset (NMDS) within 21 days after the month of discharge.