Admitted patient activity

Understanding how the activity of hospitals is changing over time can be done in a number of ways. One key measure of activity is the number of hospitalisations. However, a hospitalisation can vary in length from a single day to months, and so another useful measure of activity is patient days. This provides information on the total number of days of care provided to admitted patients. Beyond these measures of ‘output’, it is also important to understand the types of care being provided.

This section presents information on: 

  • the number of hospitalisations and how long patients stay in hospital
  • the type of care provided.

This section also provides more detailed information on hospital care related to:

  • diagnosis
  • injury
  • surgery and other services provided.