National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Description:||Deaths that are potentially avoidable within the present health system:
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age to:||Less than 75 years|
Deaths are defined as avoidable in the context of the present health system.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Presented per 100,000 population.
ICD-10 codes in scope are as specified below:
Table 20A: ICD-10 codes for potentially avoidable deaths, by major cause of death group
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)Calculated separately for ‘Preventable’ and ‘Treatable’ categories, as per the table above.
|Numerator:||Number of deaths of persons aged less than 75 years, categorised as potentially avoidable|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged less than 75 years|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by Indigenous status
Data for 2008-09 will be available mid-2010 (2008 calendar year).Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (pending release of ABS data).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Deaths|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to provide the data. Data quality statement to be prepared by ABS in consultation with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim
International work is currently being undertaken to refine and standardise the definition of avoidable mortality.The specifications for this indicator could be modified following completion of the international work; for example, considering the prevalence of particular conditions, any advances in the effectiveness of healthcare and other interventions to prevent or treat them.
|Other issues caveats:||Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
Theoretically, this indicator could be adjusted for levels of community morbidity and risk factor prevalence. Or, information on risk factor prevalence and community morbidity could be used to assist interpretation of the indicator. There are currently no methods developed to undertake such adjustments.
The 75 years age cut-off is somewhat arbitrary, and will have different effects on different causes of death. For example, most car accident deaths will be included, but many hip fracture deaths will not be included.Interpreting a change or difference in a mortality rate is problematic, as the change or difference could reflect variation in disease incidence, survival (case fatality) or both.
|Related metadata references:|
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011