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Definition

Number of hospital outpatient occasions of service per 1,000 population

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of outpatient occasions of service in hospitals
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Outpatient: A patient who does not undergo a hospital's formal admission process, excluding patients receiving services through emergency departments, community health settings, and other outreach.

Outpatient occasion of service: An interaction between one or more health care professionals with one or more non-admitted patients, for assessment, consultation and/or treatment intended to be unbroken in time. A service event …

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Disaggregation

2009–10—State and territory, by type of outpatient care (major categories and total)

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Outpatient: A patient who does not undergo a hospital's formal admission process, excluding patients receiving services through emergency departments, community health settings, and other outreach.

Outpatient occasion of service: An interaction between one or more health care professionals with one or more non-admitted patients, for assessment, consultation and/or treatment intended to be unbroken in time. A service event means that a dated entry is made in the patient/client's medical record.

Outpatient care categories: allied health, dental, dialysis, drug and alcohol, endoscopy, mental health, other medical/surgical/obstetric.

Excludes public psychiatric hospitals.

Counts individual occasions of service only (excludes group outpatient occasions of service).

Crude rates of service (age of patient is not available).

Occasions of service for diagnostic imaging, pathology and pharmacy excluded as different counting methods apply to these categories, and methods vary by state and territory.

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

Presented per 1,000 population.

Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2009–10—State and territory, by type of outpatient care (major categories and total)

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