Table 3

Distribution of 2000–2009 hernia repairs
Inguinal hernia Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total number 11652 12790 12800 12917 13023 13027 12597 13255 12612 12811
rate x 100,000/year 258.3 281.7 282.6 282.2 280.5 277.2 265,9 277,7 261,0 262,2
Ordinary admission (n.) 4462 4276 3902 3031 2671 2497 2386 2088 1589 1697
Day of stay 15097 13000 10616 8159 7569 6953 6659 5810 5269 5251
Mean Length of stay 3.4 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.3 3.1
% Ordinary admission 38.3% 33.4% 30.5% 23.5% 20.5% 19.2% 18.9% 15.8% 12.6% 13.2%
% Urgent ordinary admission 15% 14% 14% 17% 18% 20% 20% 22% 30% 28%
Day surgery (n.) 7190 8514 8898 9886 10352 10530 10211 11167 8394 6371
n. visit 13749 16324 17101 18150 19056 19832 19668 20433 14566 11237
% Day surgery 61.7% 66.6% 69.5% 76.5% 79.5% 80.8% 81.1% 84.2% 66.6% 49.7%
Ambulatory (n) 2629 4743
% ambulatory 20.8% 37.0%
% Not ordinary admission 61.7% 66.6% 69.5% 76.5% 79.5% 80.8% 81.1% 84.2% 87.4% 86.7%
Mean admission days indicator 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1,2 1,2 1,2 1,1
Femoral hernia Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total number 536 510 513 462 516 465 439 471 620 553
rate x 100,000/year 11.9 11.2 11.3 10.1 11.1 9.9 9.3 9.9 12.8 11.3
Ordinary admission (n.) 359 307 317 261 291 236 233 227 216 211
Day of stay 1824 1368 1375 1166 1429 1015 1046 1057 1011 1057
Mean Length of stay 5.1 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.7 5.0
% Ordinary admission 67.0% 60.2% 61.8% 56.5% 56.4% 50.8% 53.1% 48.2% 34.8% 38.2%
% Urgent ordinary admission 54% 56% 59% 64% 73% 70% 73% 75% 77% 84%
Day surgery (n.) 177 203 196 201 225 229 206 244 188 150
n. visit 331 370 369 361 377 375 385 434 303 262
% Day surgery 33.0% 39.8% 38.2% 43.5% 43.6% 49.2% 46.9% 51.8% 30.3% 27.1%
Ambulatory (n) 216 192
% ambulatory 34.8% 34.7%
% Not ordinary admission 33.0% 39.8% 38.2% 43.5% 43.6% 49.2% 46.9% 51.8% 65.1% 61.8%
Mean admission days indicator 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1,4 1,3 1,2 1,2

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