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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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There were 86,696 separations (a hospital transfer, discharge or death) from Tasmanian public hospitals in 2004-05. In 2004-05, people living in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region accounted for 42.2% of public hospital separations, while people in the Northern Region accounted for 32.8%, and people in the Mersey-Lyell Region accounted for 23.9%.

Some 16.8% 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 8.1% of separations for residents in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 22.6% for residents in the Northern Region, and 24.2% of separations in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

There were 63,966 separations from Tasmanian private hospitals in 2004-05. Diseases and disorders of the digestive system accounted for 13.1% of private hospital separations, making it the most common diagnostic category for private hospitals in the state.

HOSPITAL SEPARATIONS, Tasmanian regions(a), 2004-05

Public
hospitals
Private
hospitals


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

Major diagnostic category

no.

no.

no.

no.

no.

Burns
88
29
21
141
3
Diseases and disorders
Of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
3,639
2,316
1,890
8,002
8,091
Of the circulatory system
2,981
2,385
1,962
7,439
3,145
Of the digestive system
2,553
3,301
2,409
8,377
8,406
Of the ear, nose and throat
1,055
947
643
2,682
4,425
Of the eye
154
157
300
615
5,298
Of the female reproductive system
498
719
655
1,879
3,580
Of the hepatobiliary system
688
690
523
1,922
904
Of the kidney and urinary tract
2,976
6,439
5,009
14,557
2,645
Of the male reproductive system
392
312
198
905
1,577
Of the nervous system
2,263
1,504
1,107
4,951
1,682
Of the respiratory system
2,007
1,617
1,088
4,801
2,182
Of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast
1,388
948
1,051
3,419
3,363
Of the blood, blood forming organs and immune system
1,046
290
183
1,524
647
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
860
417
277
1,567
914
Factors influencing health status & other contact with health services
2,340
1,184
848
4,397
3,696
Infections and parasitic diseases (systemic or unspecified site)
449
306
224
991
352
Injuries, poisonings and toxic effect of drugs
1'484
746
459
2,764
589
Mental diseases and disorders
2,282
772
558
3,641
4,002
Newborns/neonates with conditions originating in the perinatal period
556
443
114
1,115
2,139
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
2,852
2,402
744
6,025
3,393
Substance use and substance induced organic mental disorders
494
172
116
791
351

Total

36,544

28,460

20,702

86,696

63,966

(a) By region of residence.
(b) Includes other, unknown and persons living interstate.
Source: Tasmanian Hospitals Morbidity Data Collection, Clinical Data Services, Department of Health and Human Services.


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