TABLE 2.4: HIPE Report: TABLE 2.4 Total Discharges : GMS Status by Age Group (N, %), 2016

Disaggregates total discharges by GMS status and age group. GMS status refers to the medical card status of each HIPE discharge. Eligibility for a medical card is predominately dependent on income. It should be noted that where discharges are recorded as having a medical card this does not necessarily imply that the hospital discharge was publicly funded and vice versa. Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland Annual Report, 2016, is a report on in-patient and day patient discharges from acute public hospitals participating in the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) scheme in 2016. Discharge activity is examined by type of patient (day patient/in-patient), admission type (elective/emergency/maternity) and hospital group, 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. The analysis is presented at the national level. In 2016 HIPE discharges were coded using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS 8th Edition and grouped into AR-DRG Version 8.0. See the complete Activity in Acute Public Hospitals in Ireland Annual Report 2016 at

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