1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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In 2001-02, a total of 366,419 occupied bed days were spent in Tasmanian public hospitals. Over half (50.8%) of these bed days were occupied by patients in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 33.7% were occupied by patients in the Northern Region, and the remaining 15.5% were occupied by patients in the Mersey-Lyell Region. Females accounted for 52.7% of occupied bed days in Tasmanian public hospitals, and males accounted for 47.3%.

In 2001-02, a total of 207,496 occupied bed days were spent in Tasmanian private hospitals. Females accounted for 59.3% of occupied bed days in Tasmanian private hospitals, and males accounted for 40.7%.


OCCUPIED BED DAYS, Tasmanian regions - 2001-02

Public
hospitals
Private
hospitals


Greater
Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-
Lyell
Tasmania
Tasmania

Age group (years)

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

Males
0-4
5,697
6,954
1,460
14,111
5,300
5-14
1,498
1,315
746
3,559
7,471
15-24
4,769
1,871
1,476
8,116
1,137
25-34
6,238
3,072
2,046
11,356
2,140
35-44
5,979
3,077
2,429
11,485
2,900
45-54
8,421
4,151
2,310
14,882
5,280
55-64
15,501
8,404
4,645
28,550
8,290
65-74
17,690
10,355
6,741
34,786
11,481
75-84
17,516
11,845
4,730
34,091
15,291
85+
6,581
4,270
1,585
12,436
25,138
Total
89,890
55,314
28,168
173,372
84,428

Females
0-4
5,710
5,988
879
12,577
4,761
5-14
1,448
1,429
483
3,360
13,835
15-24
6,093
5,843
1,807
13,743
852
25-34
8,479
7,859
2,568
18,906
4,766
35-44
6,499
5,234
2,715
14,448
13,623
45-54
8,345
3,881
2,649
14,875
11,989
55-64
10,356
5,993
3,563
19,912
14,264
65-74
17,750
8,555
4,753
31,058
13,587
75-84
21,021
14,100
5,681
40,802
17,766
85+
10,508
9,380
3,478
23,366
27,625
Total
96,209
68,262
28,576
193,047
123,068

Persons(a)
0-4
11,407
12,942
2,339
26,688
10,061
5-14
2,946
2,744
1,229
6,919
21,306
15-24
10,862
7,714
3,283
21,859
1,989
25-34
14,717
10,931
4,614
30,262
6,906
35-44
12,478
8,311
5,144
25,933
16,523
45-54
16,766
8,032
4,959
29,757
17,269
55-64
25,857
14,397
8,208
48,462
22,554
65-74
35,440
18,910
11,494
65,844
25,068
75-84
38,537
25,945
10,411
74,893
33,057
85+
17,089
13,650
5,063
35,802
52,763
Total
186,099
123,576
56,744
366,419
207,496

(a) Includes occupied bed days of patients whose sex was not recorded.

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


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