National Healthcare Agreement: P52-Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010|
|Description:||Fall occurring in residential aged care and resulting in patient harm treated in hospital.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Aged Care|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P52-Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
Injury resulting from fall is defined by ICD-10-AM external cause codes of W00–W19.
Events occurring in residential aged care are defined by a place of occurrence code of Y92.14 (Aged Care Facility).
|Numerator:||Number of hospital separations with a diagnosis of injury resulting from fall, where event occurred in residential aged care|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Data for 2008-09 will be available in June 2010.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safety|
Data source attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Work is required to improve the identification of Indigenous Australians within this data.
Refinement of ICD-10-AM codes to ensure correct identification of cases occurring in residential aged care.Separate data collections could be undertaken in residential aged care facilities to collect information on falls that did not lead to hospitalisation.
|Other issues caveats:|
Disaggregation by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence within individual states/territories is subject to data quality considerations.
Some disaggregation could result in numbers too small for publication.
This indicator is presented as a count only. Analysis of changes in the number over time would need to be interpreted taking into consideration changing care needs and comorbidities of people in residential aged care as well as the increasing resident population.
Note that while this calculation differs to the calculation of adverse events in hospitals (which will be calculated as a rate based on separations), a comparison of the two rates would not be instructive as the two populations (residential care and hospitals) have very different dynamics.The quality of hospital 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: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P50-Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in residential aged care, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P51-Pressure ulcers in residential aged care, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 52-Falls in residential aged care resulting in patient harm and treated in hospital, 2011
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