Includes fall in the first external code field and injury as principal diagnosis. Records with statistical discharge and hospital transfer (based on source of referral) were excluded. Refer to Codes tab for more information
Only NSW residents are included. Figures are based on where a person resides, not where they are treated. Hospital separations were classified using ICD-10-AM. Numbers for the two latest years include an estimate of the small number of hospitalisations of NSW residents in interstate public hospitals, data for which were unavailable at the time of production. Direct age standardisation was used to calculate standardised rates and counts; Spatial adjustment methods were used to calculate the adjusted rates. Interpretation: '0' result not statistically different than state average, '-' lower than the state average at the 5% level of statistical significance , '--' at the 1% level; '+' greater than the state average at the 5% level of significance, '++' at the 1% level.
Local Government Area boundaries used were defined in 2011.