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).
DHB: District Health Board region of patient's residence (based on domicile).
At URL provided, under Downloads, select 'Publicly funded hospital data 2018-2019' zipped file. Figure.nz re-engineered the tables from each text file and pivot the data to show the District Health Board breakdowns.
From the dataset National Minimum Dataset: Publicly Funded Hospital Discharges - Pivot table by DHB 2019, this data was extracted:
Sheet: PubFund_DischargesAll DHB Pivot
Provided: 37,994 data points
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.