Inpatient health care: hospital discharges

Hospital stays (acute care)

2020
1 980 489
Sunk -17.2 % compared to 2019

Average length of stay (acute care)

2020
6.4 days
Gone up +1.6 % compared to 2019

Day cases (acute care)

2020
308 120
Sunk -22.9 % compared to 2019

Description

The hospital discharge statistics is maintained in electronic form since 1989 and comprises stay-related, patient-related and medical reporting data on inpatient hospital stays. It is based on the legally regulated diagnosis and service documentation of hospitals (according to the DRG system – "procedure-oriented hospital financing" on the basis of diagnosis-related groups) and on the hospital statistics of the Ministry of Health. The legal basis is provided by the Federal Act on Documentation in the Healthcare Sector. The hospital discharge statistics refer to single hospital stays (case-related) and include information on age, gender and place of residence of the patients, on length of stay, type of discharge, main diagnosis (ICD-10) and cause of injury, information on medical procedures as well as on the hospital (location, care sector, discharging ward, legal entity, public law, fund affiliation and non-profit status).

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Highlights

Hospital discharges since 1989 – in thousand (graph)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Statistics of Hospital Discharges based on data from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Compiled on 20 November 2021. – Reference to discharges in the respective year (inpatient stays including day stays and deaths) of persons with domestic or foreign residence.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Statistics of Hospital Discharges based on data from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Compiled on 20 November 2021 – Reference to discharges in the respective year (inpatient stays including day stays and deaths) of persons with domestic or foreign residence. – In the case of day stays ("zero-day stays"), admission and discharge take place on the same calendar day. A day is counted if the patient was admitted at midnight (1 day = 1 overnight stay). – Median: for classified data.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Statistics of Hospital Discharges based on data from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Compiled on 20 November 2021. – Reference to discharges in the respective year (inpatient stays including day stays and deaths) of persons with domestic or foreign residence. – In the case of day stays ("zero-day stays"), admission and discharge take place on the same calendar day. A day is counted if the patient was admitted at midnight (1 day = 1 overnight stay). – Median: for classified data.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Statistics of Hospital Discharges based on data from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Compiled on 20 November 2021. – Reference to discharges in the respective year (inpatient stays including day stays and deaths) of persons with domestic or foreign residence.

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