Preface

Structure of the Hospital Utilisation and Costs Study

The report of the fourth Hospital Utilisation and Costs Study (HUCS) 1991-92 consists of two volumes:

  • Volume 1, a survey of public hospitals and related data. That volume updated institutional data given in Volume 2 of HUCS 1985-86, HUCS 1987-88 and Volume 1 of HUCS 1989-90; and
  • this report, Volume 2, the use of acute hospitals-a summary of hospital morbidity. Volume 2 summarises information available from hospital separation abstract databases (hospital morbidity data) for 1991-92 (or the latest available year).