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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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There were 81,657 separations (a hospital transfer, discharge or death) from Tasmanian public hospitals in 2001-02, an 8.7% increase from the 1999-2000 figure of 75,155 (source: Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2001 - cat. no. 1362.6). In 2001-02, people living in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region accounted for 47.4% of separations, while people in the Northern Region accounted for 33.4%, and people in the Mersey-Lyell Region accounted for 18.1% of total separations.

Some 18.3% of separations from Tasmanian public hospitals occurred among people diagnosed with diseases and disorders of the kidney and urinary tract, the most common diagnostic category in the state. It was also the most common public hospital diagnostic category for each Region, accounting for 17.4% of separations for residents in both the Greater Hobart-Southern Region and the Northern Region, and 21.9% of separations in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

There were 71,764 separations from Tasmanian private hospitals in 2001-02. Diseases and disorders of the digestive system accounted for 14.5% of private hospital separations, making it the most common diagnostic category for private hospitals in the state.


HOSPITAL SEPARATIONS, Tasmanian regions(a) - 2001-02

Public
hospitals
Private
hospitals


Greater
Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-
Lyell
Tasmania(b)
Tasmania(b)

Major diagnostic category(c)

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

Burns
97
30
12
144
10
Diseases and disorders
Of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
3,830
2,147
1,377
7,459
8,748
Of the circulatory system
2,863
2,409
1,498
6,864
4,605
Of the digestive system
2,227
2,792
1,609
6,699
10,401
Of the ear, nose and throat
1,203
1,047
555
2,826
4,319
Of the eye
170
161
160
496
4,746
Of the female reproductive system
689
787
622
2,109
4,472
Of the hepatobiliary system
543
619
351
1,534
1,015
Of the kidney and urinary tract
6,719
4,749
3,250
14,904
2,487
Of the male reproductive system
324
224
206
759
1,443
Of the nervous system
1,856
1,467
786
4,160
2,201
Of the respiratory system
1,966
1,668
781
4,473
2,940
Of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast
1,788
779
568
3,151
5,050
Of the blood, blood forming organs and immune system
756
265
142
1,167
730
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
873
299
243
1,422
717
Factors influencing health status & other contact with health services
1,492
967
675
3,145
4,354
Infections and parasitic diseases (systemic or unspecified site)
593
402
144
1,154
413
Injuries, poisonings and toxic effect of drugs
1,014
689
341
2,105
807
Mental diseases and disorders
2,102
893
622
3,667
3,251
Neoplastic disorders (haematological & solid neoplasms)
2,750
275
260
3,292
2,136
Newborns/neonates with conditions originating in the perinatal
1,967
1,678
146
3,806
2,351
Pregnancy, childbirth and the peurperium
2,679
2,785
390
5,893
4,032
Substance use and substance induced organic mental disorders
206
139
77
428
536

Total

38,707

27,271

14,815

81,657

71,764

(a) By region of residence.
(b) Includes other, unknown and persons living interstate.
(c) For definitions of these categories, please contact the Hospital and Ambulance Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Tasmanian Hospitals Morbidity Data Collection, Hospital and Ambulance Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services.


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