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Definition

Number of overnight hospital separations per 1,000 population

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of overnight separations
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Overnight separation: Length of stay in hospital was at least one night (admission date and separation date are different).

Excludes newborns without qualified days.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual …

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Disaggregation

2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 (resupplied for revised Indigenous and SEIFA analysis), and 2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Overnight separation: Length of stay in hospital was at least one night (admission date and separation date are different).

Excludes newborns without qualified days.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 (resupplied for revised Indigenous and SEIFA analysis), and 2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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