Admitted patient activity

Understanding how the activity of hospitals is changing over time should be done through several perspectives. One key measure of activity is the number of hospitalisations. A hospitalisation can vary in length from a single day to months, hence another useful measure of activity is patient days. Patient days is the total number of days of care provided to 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.