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HEALTH RESOURCE UTILIZATION -
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Newborn & Maternity  |  Cardiology  |  General Surgery  |  
Pulmonary  |  Age Group
Inpatient cases can be categorized according to the types of services received (e.g., medical or surgical) and the body systems involved (e.g., heart, lung, brain, etc.). The resulting categorization includes 34 service types, commonly called service lines.1

Five service categories account for more than half of all hospitalizations: neonatology (newborns), obstetrics (maternity), cardiology, general surgery, and pulmonary.2 Since 1995, nephrology hospitalizations increased most significantly (increasing 61 percent).  Increases for pulmonary, general surgery, obstetrics/delivery and neonatology were more modest (increasing between 3.8 to 9.7 percent). These discharge trends are expected to continue as Hawai'i's population ages.

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> Change in Acute Care Hospitalizations between 1995 and 2008, by Specialty, Hawai`I
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Source: Hawaii Health Information Corporation, Inpatient Database.