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Patient statistics

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Key figures

1.9

million patients at general hospitals in 2016

Number of persons with at least one treatment at general hospitals, by sex.1
2016
Both sexesFemalesMales
1One person can have received treatment at more than one level of care. Only Norwegian residents are included. Source: NPR
Patients at general hospital, in total1 929 2711 042 014887 257
In-patients539 821303 131236 690
Patients with day cases271 817151 696120 121
Out-patients1 760 442953 650806 792

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Table 1 
Patients in general hospitals by gender and diagnose

Patients in general hospitals by gender and diagnose
2016
Totals, both sexesPercentage share womenPercentage share men
DIAGNOSIS
INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES44 3304654
NEOPLASMS183 2475644
DISEASES OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD-FORMING ORGANS AND CERTAIN DISORDERS INVOLVING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM20 8315347
ENDOCRINE, NUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC DISEASES118 4555545
DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM142 8224951
DISEASES OF THE EYE AND ADNEXA114 0175446
DISEASES OF THE EAR AND MASTOID PROCESS94 3494852
DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM194 9274555
DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM133 9594852
DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM213 8765248
DISEASES OF THE SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE95 9995347
DISEASES OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE336 6485842
DISEASES OF THE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM180 9976337
PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH AND THE PUERPERIUM84 8311000
CERTAIN CONDITIONS ORIGINATING IN THE PERINATAL PERIOD13 0244555
CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS42 1544753
SYMPTOMS, SIGNS AND ABNORMAL CLINICAL AND LABORATORY FINDINGS, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED264 0975347
INJURY, POISONING AND CERTAIN OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF EXTERNAL CAUSES329 2564852
OTHER CAUSES AND UNSPECIFIED CAUSES639 0345842

About the statistics

Statistics on the population's use of general hospitals; diagnoses, treatment level as inpatient stays, outpatient consultations and day treatment, distributed by geography, gender and age. Mental health care and multidisciplinary specialist substance abuse treatment are not included.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

General Hospitals are hospitals that admit patients with physical disorders; as opposed to psychiatric hospitals.

In-patients: admission with an actual or planned overnight stay.

Patients with day cases: admission without an overnight stay and treatment at the out-patient clinic that is more comprehensive than an out-patient consultation.

Out-patients: short-term treatment performed in hospital.

Bed-days: is the number of days an admitted patient with in-patient stays takes up a bed.

Classification of diseases:diagnoses are encoded by ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases). Classification ICD-10 gives information on the patient's condition, but gives little information about the treatment.

Diagnosis refers to the main condition for which the patient receives treatment.

Standard classifications

 

Gender : http://www.ssb.no/a/metadata/conceptvariable/vardok/112/nb

ICD-10:  https://volven.no/produkt.asp?id=288799&catID=3&subID=8

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Patient statistics
Topic: Health

Responsible division

Division for Health Statistics

Regional level

National level, county and health region.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual publication.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Microdata, information on the sample and population are stored as text files.

Background

Background and purpose

Statistics on the population's use of general hospitals; diagnoses, treatment level as inpatient stays, outpatient consultations and day treatment, distributed by geography, gender and age. The statistics are compiled based on the hospitals’ reporting to the Norwegian Patient Register (NPR).

Users and applications

The public, health authorities and others.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 10 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The NPR publishes statistics based on the data from the database, https://helsedirektoratet.no/statistikk-og-analyse/statistikk-fra-norsk-pasientregister.

Legal authority

Statistics Act, § 3.2 (Administrative registers)

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover all persons who are residents of Norway. Persons living in Norway temporarily are not included in the statistics.

The statistics cover activity in general hospitals. Mental health care and multidisciplinary specialist substance abuse treatment are not included.

Data sources and sampling

The data source is the somatic hospitals’ reporting to the NPR. This health registry includes a selection of information recorded at the treatment site when patients are referred to or receive health care in specialist services. The register is owned by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

If a patient has to stay at several departments at the same institution during the same admission, these stays are aggregated to one hospital stay. The statistics give an overview of the number of patients with at least one stay in a general hospital.

The NPR statistics include all people who have received treatment. Statistics Norway does not include foreign residents in these statistics. Statistics Norway excluded some units in the years before 2015, and for these years the population is not comparable to that used by the NPR.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data are subjected to controls and an internal revision by the NPR.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures cannot be published where an individual’s identity could be revealed. The statistics follow Statistics Norway’s general rules on confidentiality.

Comparability over time and space

The statistics are comparable to statistics published by the NPR, and statistics on the specialist health service are supplementary.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Only persons resident in Norway and registered with a valid personal identification number are included in the statistics. There is assumed to be a degree of misreporting of diagnoses.

Revision

Not relevant

Contact

Fact sheet