National Healthcare Agreement: P45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010|
|Description:||Number of overnight hospital separations per 1,000 population.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Excludes newborns without qualified days.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Overnight separation: Length of stay in hospital was at least one night (admission date and separation date are different).Presented per 1,000 population.
|Computation:||1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of overnight separations|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence, and public/private hospital type.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence, and public/private hospital type.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term
Work is required to improve the identification of Indigenous Australians within this data.
|Other issues caveats:||Excludes private hospitals for Tasmania, the ACT and NT.
Disaggregation by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence within individual states/territories is subject to data quality considerations.
Some disaggregations could result in numbers too small for publication.
The number of overnight separations is considered to be more comparable than the total number of separations, among jurisdictions and between the public and private sectors. This is because there is variation in admission practices and policies which lead to variation in the number of same-day admissions among providers and over time.
Interpretation of rates for jurisdictions should take into consideration cross-border flows.The quality of data on Indigenous status is not considered to be adequate for analysis purposes for the ACT and Tasmania.
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2011
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