Number of hip replacement per 100,000 inhabitants


The indicator on selected surgeries gives the number of surgical operations and procedures performed in hospitals, including day-cases as well as in-patient surgeries. Following a gentlemen's agreement, Eurostat collects data on health care activities for all types of medical interventions and surgical procedures. Surgical procedures can be performed in hospitals either as in-patient cases, day cases or out-patient cases. All procedures and treatments performed on a patient during a hospital stay, day case or out-patient case are usually reported. In 2011, Eurostat has changed the list of selected surgeries to be followed according to the recommendations made by the project Hospital Data Project 2 (HDP2). The list of 36 different procedures is presented according to the classification ICD-9-CM (Clinical Modification). However, different classifications for coding operations and procedures are used at national level. Data is reconciled from 2005 onwards and is available with three different units: total number of in-patients, in-patients per 100,000 inhabitants and total number of day cases. The volume of certain surgeries is a function of the prevalence of the underlying diagnosis and the availability of appropriate medical resources. It serves as an indicator for aspects of accessibility, up-to-date quality of care, costs and use. (Source: Heidi Data Tool)

Years Covered: 
2005 to 2011
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