Table of Contents

  • What is endometriosis?
  • Around 1 in 9 women born in 1973–78 were diagnosed with endometriosis by age 40–44
    • How does this study compare with others?
    • Another Australian study
    • Studies in other countries
  • There were around 34,200 endometriosis-related hospitalisations in 2016–17
  • Most endometriosis-related hospitalisations were among females of reproductive age
  • Rates of endometriosis-related hospitalisations varied by population group
  • Around 1 in 13 endometriosis-related hospitalisations were self-funded
  • Most endometriosis-related hospitalisations lasted 2 days or less
  • Other reproductive conditions were common co-occurring diagnoses
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy was undertaken in 2 in 5 endometriosis-related hospitalisations
  • The rate of endometriosis-related hospitalisations rose slightly over time
  • What are the data gaps?
  • What are the opportunities for future work?
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgments