Basic Summary for Nerve conditions


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Main name of condition: Nerve conditions
Other names or spellings: Nerve diseases, Nerve-damaging diseases, Nerve problems


What is Nerve conditions?
  Brief description of Nerve conditions: Various conditions affecting the nerves.
  Parent types of Nerve conditions: All Disease Categories
  Organs Affected by Nerve conditions: nerves
  Types of Nerve conditions: Bell's Palsy, Neuritis
How serious is Nerve conditions?
  Deaths for Nerve conditions: 4,622 people died from nervous system disorders in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
What causes Nerve conditions?
  Causes of Nerve conditions: see causes of Nerve conditions
Society issues for Nerve conditions

Cost statistics for Nerve conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Nerve conditions:

  • estimated $723,896,000 spent in public hospitals on nervous system disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $222,575,000 spent in public hospitals on the nervous system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalization statistics for Nerve conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Nerve conditions:
  • 119,179 admissions to private hospitals because of nervous system diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 127,012 patient days spent in private hospitals for nervous system diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 38.2% of hospitalisations for nervous system diseases in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 425,217 patient days spent in public hospitals for nervous system diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 84,431 admissions to public hospitals because of nervous system diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 85.2% of hospitalisations for nervous system diseases in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 120,722 admissions to private hospitals for procedures on nervous system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 126,600 admissions to public hospitals for procedures on nervous system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 22.5% of hospitalisations for procedures on nervous system were single day in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 32.5% of hospitalisations for procedures on nervous system were single day in private hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 600,201 patient days spent in private hospitals were for procedures on nervous system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 847,168 patient days spent in public hospitals for procedures on nervous system in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.001% (72) of hospital consultant episodes were for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (2,979) of hospital bed days were for injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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