Structure of the report

Hospital utilisation and costs study (HUCS) 1991-92 consists of two volumes:

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

The Institute has provided each health authority and the Commonwealth Grants Commission with a copy of the HUCS survey data for public hospitals within their jurisdiction. These data files are identical in format and can be used for further analysis and for comparison with aggregated data presented in this report.