Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 5.2
Average length of stay and proportion of hospital deaths among those who did and did not require invasive mechanical ventilation during a hospital admission for asthma, all ages, 2000–01 to 2006–07

 

Mechanical ventilation

No mechanical ventilation

Year

Average length of stay (days)

Proportion of hospital deaths (%)

Average length of stay (days)

Proportion of
hospital deaths (%)

2000–01

10.9

8.6

2.5

0.1

2001–02

10.1

6.9

2.5

0.1

2002–03

9.4

7.4

2.4

0.1

2003–04

8.8

10.1

2.3

0.1

2004–05

8.6

4.8

2.3

0.1

2005–06

9.2

8.0

2.2

0.1

2006–07

8.4

8.7

2.2

0.1

2000–01 to 2006–07

9.5

7.9

2.4

0.1

Notes: Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded. Asthma classified according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes J45 and J46.

Source: AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database.

 

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