New Zealand hospitalisations due to foreign object accidentally left in body during surgical and medical care
By sex and age group, year ended June 2019, number of patients discharged (publicly funded)
Number of hospitalisations
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.
Data provided by
National Minimum Dataset: Publicly Funded Hospital Discharges - Static tables by age and sex 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, under Downloads, select the 'Publicly funded discharges 2018-19' file.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset National Minimum Dataset: Publicly Funded Hospital Discharges - Static tables by age and sex 2019, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: ExternalCause - All
- Provided: 20,197 data points
This data forms the table Health - Publicly funded hospital discharges by recorded external cause, by age and sex 2019.
Dataset originally released on:
October 28, 2021
About this dataset
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.