Discharges from hospitals [tps00048]

A hospital discharge is the formal release of a patient from a hospital after a procedure or course of treatment. A discharge occurs whenever a patient leaves because of finalisation of treatment, signs out against medical advice, transfers to another health care institution or on death. An in-patient is a patient who is formally admitted (or 'hospitalised') to an institution for treatment and/or care and stays for a minimum of one night or more than 24 hours in the hospital or other institution providing in-patient care. The number of discharges is the most commonly used measure of the utilisation of hospital services. Discharges, rather than admissions, are used because hospital abstracts for in-patient care are based on information gathered at the time of discharge. Diagnostic chapters (using principal diagnosis) have been defined according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

Updated by provider on July 7, 2023 (10:05 AM)

Frequency [FREQ]
Age class [age]
Health indicator [indic_he]
Unit of measure [unit]
Sex [sex]
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10 2010) [icd10]
Geopolitical entity (reporting) [geo]

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Dimension codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[age] Age class
  • [TOTAL] Total
[indic_he] Health indicator
  • [INPAT] in-patients (total number)
[unit] Unit of measure
  • [P_HTHAB] Per hundred thousand inhabitants
[sex] Sex
  • [T] Total
[icd10] International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10 2010)
  • [I] Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)
  • [J] Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
  • [M] Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00-M99)
  • [O] Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O99)
[geo] Geopolitical entity (reporting)
  • [AT] Austria
  • [BE] Belgium
  • [BG] Bulgaria
  • [CH] Switzerland
  • [CY] Cyprus
  • [CZ] Czechia
  • [DE] Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
  • [DK] Denmark
  • [EE] Estonia
  • [EL] Greece
  • [ES] Spain
  • [FI] Finland
  • [FR] France
  • [HR] Croatia
  • [HU] Hungary
  • [IE] Ireland
  • [IS] Iceland
  • [IT] Italy
  • [LI] Liechtenstein
  • [LT] Lithuania
  • [LU] Luxembourg
  • [LV] Latvia
  • [ME] Montenegro
  • [MT] Malta
  • [NL] Netherlands
  • [NO] Norway
  • [PL] Poland
  • [PT] Portugal
  • [RO] Romania
  • [RS] Serbia
  • [SE] Sweden
  • [SI] Slovenia
  • [SK] Slovakia
  • [TR] Türkiye
  • [UK] United Kingdom
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