National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2011|
|Description:||Attendances at public hospital emergency departments that could have potentially been avoided through the provision of appropriate non-hospital services in the community.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011)|
Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23: Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012|
Collection and usage attributes
Potentially avoidable GP-type presentations are defined as presentations to public hospital emergency departments with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation (or for South Australia only, Type of visit can be Emergency presentation or Not reported) where the patient:
Limited to public hospitals in Peer Groups A and B.
Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a number.
|Numerator:||Number of potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments.|
|Numerator data elements:|
2008-09 and 2009-10—Nationally by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles
2008-09 and 2009-10—State and territory, by:
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
This definition of ‘potentially avoidable GP-type presentation’ was used in the Booz Allen Hamilton study of emergency department care in NSW, and is considered to be a reasonable starting approximation of the population that should be receiving service in the primary care sector.
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008–09 and 2009-10.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
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|
National Healthcare Agreement performance benchmark and National Partnership on Taking Pressure Off Public Hospitals performance benchmark:
By 2012–13, 80 percent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine.
National Partnership on Taking Pressure Off Public Hospitals performance benchmark:
By 2013–14, 95 per cent of hospitals with an ED report to the non-admitted emergency care national minimum data set collection.
National Partnership Agreement on Taking Pressure Off Public Hospitals output measures:
Output: A nationally accepted definition of what a non emergency GP type presentation is based on emergency department DRGs by June 2012.
Joint Roles: D10 Commonwealth and States to develop a nationally consistent DRG based definition of a non emergency primary care presentation.
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 36-Waiting times for admission following emergency department care, 2011
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