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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Please note:

  • The private hospital data included in this report is not complete, as not all private hospitals in New Zealand submit their data to the Ministry of Health.
  • We recommend that you do not compare the information presented for 2017/18 with previous publications in this series as data completeness varies each year.

Summary

These tables contain summarised data showing privately funded hospital discharges and procedures by DHB, sex, age group and disease/procedure classification. The same data is available in different formats:

  • Excel tables: Formatted tables so you can view national data easily and read the key findings.
  • Data tables: Zip file package containing text files of the underlying data used in the excel tables and a data dictionary. DHB breakdowns are available in this format.

Key findings

Privately funded hospital discharges in 2017/18 

  • More than 100,000 privately funded hospital discharges were reported in 2017/18; an age-standardised rate of 17 hospitalisations per 1000 people.
  • More than half of hospital discharges were for females (54%).
  • The age-standardised rate for females was 20% higher than the rate for males (19 discharges per 1000 females compared with 16 per 1000 males).
  • One third of all male discharges (36%) and one quarter of all female discharges (28%) were for those aged 65 years and over.
  • Age-specific rates among females of child-bearing age (15–44 years) were 1.7–2.0 times that of their male counterparts.

Privately funded hospital procedures in 2017/18

  • More than 210,000 privately funded hospital procedures were reported in 2017/18; an age-standardised rate of 37 procedures per 1000 people.
  • More than half of hospital procedures were for females (56%).
  • The age-standardised rate for females was 29% higher than the rate for males (41 procedures per 1000 females compared with 32 per 1000 males).
  • One third of all procedures performed on males (33%) and one quarter of all procedures performed on females (24%) were for those aged 65 years and over.
  • Age-specific rates of procedures performed on females of child-bearing age (15–44 years) were 1.8–2.1 times that performed on their male counterparts.

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