Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 What’s in this report?
    • 1.2 What data are reported?
    • 1.3 What methods are used?
      • Differences in total activity
      • Differences in casemix
  • 2 Overall levels of activity
    • 2.1 Hospitals
    • 2.2 Separations
      • Changes over time
      • States and territories
      • Same-day and overnight separations
    • 2.3 Patient days
    • 2.4 Length of stay
  • 3 The characteristics of the people who used the services
  • 4 The principal diagnosis for the care
  • 5 Procedures performed
  • 6 The overall casemix of the care
  • 7 How the care was completed
  • 8 Recommendations
  • Appendix A: Data quality statement
    • National Hospital Morbidity Database
    • Summary of key issues
    • Other factors affecting interpretation of the NHMD data
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures