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(3) How many of the known births in the A.C.T. in 2003-04 were delivered by caesarean section;

(4) How do the birth numbers for 2003-04 compare to birth numbers for (a) 2002-03, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2000-01.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is:

(1) The total number of births at TCH for the period July 2003 to May 2004 = 1710. The total number of births at Calvary Public for the period July 2003 to May 2004 = 984.

Data Source Published APCMay0304.

(2) Total number of births in the ACT for the period July 2003 to May 2004 = 2694. This information is only available for those born at TCH or Calvary or those born elsewhere who were later admitted to TCH or Calvary. Please note that full year figures are unavailable due to incomplete coding of the June 2004 public hospital data. Although ACT private hospitals provide their inpatient statistics to ACT Health on a good-will basis, they are not bound by legislation to do so and as a result the data is not provided within the timeframes adhered to by the public hospitals.

Data Source Published APCMay0304.

(3) The total number of caesarean sections at TCH and Calvary Public Hospital for the period July 2003 to May 2004 = 582.

Data Source Published APCMay0304.

(4) Total known birth numbers for financial years. Includes those born elsewhere who were later admitted. Does not include homebirths, stillbirths or births where the patient remains in hospital. Note private hospital numbers are not available for current year.

TCH

Calvary Public

John James

Calvary Private

NCPH

(a)

2003/04 (to May 04)

1710

984

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

(b)

2002/03

1963

1076

1061

597

Not Available

(c)

2001/02

1825

1203

1141

541

Not Available

(d)

2000/01

2168

1152

900

355

Not Available

Data for the 2003/04 year covers the eleven months to 31 May 2004. Earlier years are full year figures. TCH data is coded to 95.8 per cent of 48,339 records and Calvary data is coded to 97.1 per cent of 16,948 records.

Hospitals-elective surgery

(Question No 1703)

Mr Smyth asked the Acting Minister for Health, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

In relation to elective surgery, what is the performance result achieved in 2003-04, measured in cost-weighted separations, in each specialist category at each of the two public hospitals in Canberra.


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