Table of contents

  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 What’s in this report?
    • 1.2 What data are reported?
    • 1.3 What methods are used?
    • 1.4 Additional information
  • 2 How much activity was there?
    • Key findings
    • 2.1 Separations
    • 2.2 Separation rates
    • 2.3 Patient days
    • 2.4 Patient day rates
    • 2.5 Length of stay
    • 2.6 Performance indicator: Average length of stay for selected AR-DRGs
    • 2.7 Performance indicator: Relative stay index
    • 2.8 What types of public hospitals provide admitted patient care?
    • 2.9 Separations for acute admitted patient care
  • 3 Who used these services?
    • Key findings
    • 3.1 Age group and sex
    • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • 3.3 Remoteness area
    • 3.4 Socioeconomic status
  • 4 Why did people receive care?
    • Key findings
    • 4.1 Mode and urgency of admission
    • 4.2 Care type
    • 4.3 Principal diagnosis
    • 4.4 Performance indicator: Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning
    • 4.5 Performance indicator: Potentially preventable hospitalisations
    • 4.6 Performance indicator: Waiting for residential aged care
  • 5 What services were provided?
    • Key findings
    • 5.1 Broad category of service
    • 5.2 Diagnosis related groups
    • 5.3 Intensive care
    • 5.4 Rehabilitation care
    • 5.5 Palliative care
    • 5.6 Mental health care
    • 5.7 How much hospital care was provided in the patient’s home?
    • 5.8 How was care completed?
  • 6 What procedures were performed?
    • Key findings
    • 6.1 Overview of procedures
    • 6.2 How does Australia compare?
    • 6.3 Performance indicator: Differential access to hospital procedures
    • 6.4 Emergency surgery
    • 6.5 Elective surgery
    • 6.6 Elective surgery in public hospitals
  • 7 Costs and funding
    • Key findings
    • 7.1 What was the relative cost of the care?
    • 7.2 Who paid for the care?
    • 7.3 How much care was contracted between hospitals?
  • 8 What was the safety and quality of the care?
    • Key findings
    • 8.1 Performance indicator: Adverse events
    • 8.2 Performance indicator: Unplanned readmissions
    • 8.3 Performance indicator: Falls resulting in patient harm in hospital
    • 8.4 Patient experience
    • 8.5 Conditions that arose during the hospital stay
    • 8.6 Hospital-acquired diagnoses
    • 8.7 Hospital-acquired complications
  • Appendix A: Database quality statement summary
  • Appendix B: Technical appendix
    • Definitions and classifications
    • Presentation of data
    • Analysis methods
  • Appendix C: Hospital performance indicators
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications