Definition: Admission rate
Admission rate is defined as the number of admissions (or discharges) to hospitals divided by the population and multiplied by 100. Comparisons of diagnosis between various geographic areas are difficult and contain a number of potential sources of error, e.g. differences in classifications, quality of the registers, use of different codes for the same type of diagnosis and variations from one country to another in the way of counting diagnosis in hospitals.
Eurostat, "Key data on health 2000"