TABLE 4.5: HIPE Report: Delivery Discharges: Method of Delivery by Public/Private Status (N, % and Length of Stay), 2014

Disaggregates Delivery discharges by method of delivery and public/private status. Delivery relates to women with a diagnosis of outcome of delivery (ICD-10-AM – Z37) in acute public hospitals with an allocated admission type of Maternity only. Method of delivery is derived from delivery procedure codes which, for the purposes of this report, are grouped into non-instrumental, instrumental and elective or emergency Caesarean section. In HIPE, public/private status relates to whether the patient saw the consultant on a private or public basis. It does not relate to the type of bed occupied nor is it an indicator of possession of private health insurance. Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland Annual Report, 2014, is a report on in-patient and day patient discharges from acute public hospitals participating in the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme in 2014. Discharge activity is examined by type of patient and hospital, and by demographic parameters (such as age and sex). Particular issues of relevance to the Irish health care system covered in the report relate to the composition of discharges by medical card and public/private status. Discharges are also analysed by diagnoses, procedures, major diagnostic categories, and diagnosis related groups. Maternity discharges are examined separately from other discharges. The analysis is presented at the national level. In 2014 HIPE discharges were coded using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS 6th Edition and grouped into AR-DRG Version 6.0. See the complete Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland Annual Report 2014 at

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Year 2014
Geographic coverage National, acute public hospitals
Contact Person Healthcare Pricing Office
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Update frequency Annual
Date dataset released 2017-04-12
Date dataset updated
Period of time covered (begin) 2014-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2014-12-31
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Dataset conforms to these standards ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS; AR-DRG
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Language English