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PHIS2013 H8. Discharges, Rates & Length of Stay for Selected Principal Procedures 1994-2011

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Information Unit, Department of Health

Subject Keywords: Age-specific discharges, rates and length of stay by county, sex and principal procedure are presented for the years 1994 to 2011.
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Indicator Sets
Type: Table
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The data reported in this table are derived from the HIPE (Hospital In-Patient Enquiry) data set, which records data on discharges from all publicly funded acute hospitals. Age-specific discharges, rates and length of stay by county, sex and principal procedure are presented.

This table covers the years from 1994 to 2011. Data are classified by principal procedure categories. The procedure categories are based on the ICD-9-CM classification from 1994 – 2004, and the ICD-10-AM classification. Data for 1995 to 2004 were classified using ICD-9-CM. All HIPE discharges from 2005 are now coded using ICD-10-AM (The Australian Modification of ICD-10 incorporating the Australian Classification of Health Interventions).

The ICD-10-AM classification of procedures is significantly different to the ICD-9-CM classification which makes comparison of procedures activity between 1994 to 2004 and 2005 to 2011 very difficult. However, certain surgical procedures can be mapped reasonably well across the two classifications, and a shortlist of 20 of these procedures is provided in this table. This data is based on principal procedure only, as the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-AM classifications differ on the coding of separate procedure components.

NOTES:

1. It should be noted that persons who are hospitalised several times during the course of the year are recorded in the statistics for each episode of hospitalisation. The data should not be used as a proxy for prevalence. It provides indicators of public hospital utilisation and should be interpreted in this context.

2. Discharges from private hospitals are not included.

3. Data relating to non-residents are included in this table.

4. For historical reasons a small number of non-acute hospitals are included in HIPE. This activity represents a small proportion of all activity in HIPE.

 

Date:

30/03/2012

Rights: © Information Unit, Department of Health
Suggested citation:

Information Unit, Department of Health. (2012) PHIS2013 H8. Discharges, Rates & Length of Stay for Selected Principal Procedures 1994-2011 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/98882 [Accessed: 19th August 2019].

  

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