OECD Hospital Average Length Of Stay And Discharges By Disease

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This dataset contains indicators hospital health care services utilization by diseases in country members OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and for countries in accession negotiations with OECD. The indicators values cover the period 1970-2016.

Complexity

The dataset is provided by OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) whose mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD’s work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments.┬áThe OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. The OECD Health Datasets offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.

Discharge is defined as the release of a patient who stayed at least one night in hospital. Hospital discharges and the average length of stay are important indicators of hospital activities. The inclusion and exclusion criteria for hospital discharges have been the following:

– Inclusion criteria
– Discharges from all hospitals, including general hospitals, mental health hospitals, and other specialized hospitals
– Deaths in hospital
– Transfers to another hospital
– Discharges of healthy newborns
– Exclusion criteria
– Transfers to other care units within the same hospital

Average length of stay (ALOS) is calculated by dividing the number of bed-days by the number of discharges during the year. A bed-day is a day during which a person is confined to a bed and in which the patient stays overnight in a hospital. Day cases (patients admitted for a medical procedure or surgery in the morning and released before the evening) should be excluded. According to the methodology the length of stay of a patient should be counted as the date of discharge minus the date of admission (for example, a patient admitted on the 25th and discharged on the 26th should be counted as 1 day). The inclusion and exclusion criteria used for average length of stay are as follows:

– Inclusion criteria
– ALOS in all hospitals, including general hospitals, mental health hospitals and other specialized hospitals
– ALOS for healthy newborns
– Exclusion criteria
– Transfers to other care units within the same hospital

The list of diagnostic categories is based on the International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT).

Time series are completed based on national data for selected years.

Breaks in the time-related continuity of data on which the calculated indicators values are based are specified in the content of dataset.

Date Created

2017-06-30

Last Modified

2019-11-15

Version

2019-11-15

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

1970-2018

Spatial Coverage

OECD Members and Partners Countries

Source

John Snow Labs; The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development;

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Source Citation

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Keywords

OECD Health Statistics, OECD Health Services Utilization, Hospital Health Care Services, Average Length Of Stay By Disease, Hospital Discharges By Disease, Rate Of Hospital Discharges, Number Of Hospital Discharges, Diseases ICD 10 Codes, Health Care Services Indicators By Disease

Other Titles

OECD Countries Hospital Length Of Stay And Discharges Indicators, OECD Health Care Services Utilization Indicators By Disease

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearThe year corresponding to the specified country and indicator valuedaterequired : 1
CountryThe name of the country member of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name of the country member of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_StatusSpecifies whether the country is member or partner of OECD or has an accession agreement with OECDstringenum : Array required : 1
Indicator_CategorySpecifies a group of indicators related to the utilization of hospital health care servicesstringenum : Array required : 1
IndicatorSpecifies and describes the indicatorstringrequired : 1
DiseaseThe disease responsible for the hospital admissionstringrequired : 1
Disease_Icd_CodesThe ICD-10 code corresponding to the disease responsible for the hospital admissionstring-
GenderThe gender of the population group to which the value of the indicator is correspondingstringenum : Array
Indicator_ValueThe calculated or estimated value of the indicatornumberlevel : Ratio
Is_Data_Time_Related_BreaksSpecifies if there are time related breaks in the continuity of datastringrequired : 1
YearCountryCountry AbbreviationCountry StatusIndicator CategoryIndicatorDiseaseDisease Icd CodesGenderIndicator ValueIs Data Time Related Breaks
1970FinlandFINOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysAll causesA00-Z99 (excluding V, W, X and Y codes)Both genders13False
1970GreeceGRCOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysAll causesA00-Z99 (excluding V, W, X and Y codes)Both genders15False
1970ItalyITAOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysAll causesA00-Z99 (excluding V, W, X and Y codes)Both genders19False
1970NetherlandsNLDOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysAll causesA00-Z99 (excluding V, W, X and Y codes)Both genders18False
1970SwitzerlandCHEOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysAll causesA00-Z99 (excluding V, W, X and Y codes)Both genders21False
1970FinlandFINOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysInfectious and parasitic diseasesA00-B99Both genders14False
1970GreeceGRCOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysInfectious and parasitic diseasesA00-B99Both genders33False
1970NetherlandsNLDOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysInfectious and parasitic diseasesA00-B99Both genders24False
1970SwitzerlandCHEOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysInfectious and parasitic diseasesA00-B99Both genders34False
1970GreeceGRCOECD memberAverage length of stay in hospitalAverage number of daysNeoplasmsC00-D48Both genders20False