Admitted patient activity

The main measure of activity is the number of hospitalisations (separations, or episodes of admitted patient care). Because a hospitalisation can vary in length from ‘same-day’ to many days or weeks, another useful measure of activity is patient days, or the total number of days of care provided to patients. 

This section presents information on the care provided information on: 

  • the number and types of hospitals that provide admitted patient care
  • the number of hospitalisations and how long patietnts stay in hospital
  • the type of care provided.

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

  • injury
  • surgery
  • services provided.