3.3 Estimated annual number of lumbar spine surgery admissions to hospital per 100,000 people aged 18 years and over, 2010-11 to 2012-13
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Lumbar spine surgery hospital admissions 18 years and over, 2010-11 to 2012-13|
The estimated annual number of lumbar spine surgery admissions to hospital per 100,000 people aged 18 years and over, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.
Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
18 years and over
Presented as an estimated annual number per 100,000 people, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 3.
Analysis by Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient. The postcode is that which is provided by the patient to the hospital at which they are admitted.
SA3s where the total population was less than 2,500 or where the population of people aged 18 years and over was less than 200 are excluded from analysis.
Suppression protocol for calculating age standardised rates:
The following age groups were used for calculating age standardised rates: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39.....85+.
Estimated annual number of admissions per year, over the three years 2010-11 to 2012-13
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator), age standardised
For more information about age-standardisation see
The estimated annual number of lumbar spine surgery admissions to hospital for people aged 18 years and over in 2011-12 to 2012-13.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total population aged 18 years and over.
|Denominator data elements:|
Statistical Area Level 3, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person):
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Data source attributes
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care
Source and reference attributes
National Health Performacne Authority