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released: 31 May 2006 author: AIHW media release

Australian hospital statistics 2004-05 continues the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's series of summary reports describing the characteristics and activity of Australia's hospitals. It presents an overview of hospitals and hospital activity in Australia, further data on public hospitals, hospital performance indicator data, information on non-admitted patient care provided in public hospital emergency departments, and summary data on elective surgery waiting times for patients admitted to public hospitals.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978 1 74024 572 2; Cat. no. HSE 41; 370pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (262K PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Foreword
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Hospitals at a glance
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (167K PDF)
    2. Overview of Australian hospitals (149K XLS tables and figures)5
    3. Public hospital establishments (154K XLS tables and figures)5
    4. Hospital performance indicators (311K XLS tables and figures)5
    5. Non-admitted patient emergency department care (296K PDF; 209K XLS tables and figures)
    6. Waiting times for elective surgery (207K PDF; 157K XLS tables and figures)
    7. Administrative data for admitted patients (278K PDF; 272K XLS tables and figures)
    8. Demographic profile for admitted patients (261K PDF; 277K XLS tables and figures)6
    9. Principal diagnoses for admitted patients (306K PDF; 479K XLS tables and figures)
    10. Procedures for admitted patients (379K XLS tables and figures)5
    11. External causes for admitted patients (220K PDF; 128K XLS tables and figures)
    12. Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups for admitted patients (341K XLS tables and figures)5
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: List of tables (136K PDF)
      • Appendix 2: List of figures (139K PDF)
      • Appendix 3: Technical notes (290K PDF)
      • Appendix 4: Hospitals contributing to this report and public hospital peer groups (198K PDF)
      • Appendix 5: Service Related Groups (177K PDF)
      • Appendix 6: National Hospital Cost Data Collection (91K PDF)
      • Appendix 7: The State of Our Public Hospitals, June 2006 report (64K PDF)
    • Glossary (165K PDF)
    • References
    • Index

Supplementary tables

  • Chapter 9: Principal diagnoses for admitted patients (Supplementary tables 537KB XLS)
    • Table S9.1: Selected separation statistics for all principal diagnoses in 3-character ICD-10-AM groupings, public hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S9.2: Selected separation statistics for all principal diagnoses in 3-character ICD-10-AM groupings, private hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S9.3: Separations for males, by age group and principal diagnosis in ICD-10-AM chapters, all hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S9.4: Separations for females, by age group and principal diagnosis in ICD-10-AM chapters, all hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
  • Chapter 10: Procedures for admitted patients (Supplementary tables 564K XLS)
    • Table S10.1: Selected separation statistics for procedures in ICD-10-AM blocks, public hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S10.2: Selected separation statistics for procedures in ICD-10-AM blocks, private hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S10.3: Separations for males, by age group and procedure in ICD-10-AM chapters, all hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S10.4: Separations for females, by age group and procedure in ICD-10-AM chapters, all hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
  • Chapter 12: Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups for admitted patients (Supplementary tables 1.77M XLS)
    • Table S12.1: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.2: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.3: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, New South Wales, 2004-05
    • Table S12.4: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, New South Wales, 2004-05
    • Table S12.5: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Victoria, 2004-05
    • Table S12.6: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, Victoria, 2004-05
    • Table S12.7: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Queensland, 2004-05
    • Table S12.8: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, Queensland, 2004-05
    • Table S12.9: Separations, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Western Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.10: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, Western Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.11: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, South Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.12: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, private hospitals, South Australia, 2004-05
    • Table S12.13: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Tasmania, 2004-05
    • Table S12.14: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Australian Capital Territory, 2004-05
    • Table S12.15: Separation, same day separation, patient day, average length of stay and cost statistics for all AR-DRGs version 5.1, public hospitals, Northern Territory, 2004-05
  • Appendix 3: Technical notes (Additional tables 254K XLS)
    • Tables A3.1- A3.14
  • Appendix 4: Hospitals contributing to this report and public hospital peer groups (Additional tables 388K XLS)5
    • Tables A4.2, A4.3, A4.5, A4.6a - A4.6l
  • Appendix 5: Service Related Groups (Additional tables 142K XLS)
    • Table A5.1 - A5.5

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. Appendix 7 has been updated following the publication of The state of our public hospitals, June 2006 report by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. (20 July 2006)
  2. Chapter 12 Supplementary tables provide additional state and territory tables by Diagnosis related groups in AR-DRG version 5.1. Appendix 4 tables have been updated to include lists of public and private hospitals. Appendix 5 tables have been updated to provide additional state and territory tables by Service related groups. (28 July 2006)
  3. Changes have been made to column headings for table A4.2 and A4.3. (30 October 2006)
  4. Figure 5.1, Tables 5.1-5.4, Figure 6.1 and Tables 6.1- 6.5 have been updated to correspond with the presentation in the hardcopy and PDF versions of the report. There were no changes to the data presented, and the update has been applied to the excel workbook only. (9 November 2006)
  5. Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 4.4, A4.5 and A4.6l have been updated to include 2004-05 private hospital data from the ABS's Private Health Establishments Collection that were not available at the time of publication. Tables 2.3 and 2.4 have been updated with 2004-05 public hospital cost weights for AR-DRG Version 5.0 that were unavailable at the time of publication, and to correct an error in the footnotes. Table 3.5 has been updated following corrections to some of the expenditure data. Table 10.6 has been replaced to correct an error in the original table. Chapter 12 has been updated following the release of the Round 9 2004-05 cost weights based on AR-DRG version 5.0. For Table 12.1, the Relative stay indexes for all categories have been updated. Note: The original Tables 4.13 and 7.13 in the PDF were incorrect. The correct versions of these tables were included in the excel workbooks. Note: PDF versions of the updated material are currently unavailable and the full publication PDF doesn't reflect these updates. (2 January 2007)
  6. Table 8.8 and Figure 8.1 titles corrected. (16 September 2009)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Australian hospital statistics 2004-05. Health services series no. 26. Cat. no. HSE 41. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 September 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467847>.

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