National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Description:||Admissions to hospital that could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate non-hospital health services.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|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statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||See Appendix 1 of Australian hospital statistics 2007–08 for ICD-10-AM codes in scope for each category of potentially preventable hospitalisations.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
|Computation:||100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each of the 3 subcategories, and as a single measure.Presented per 100,000.
|Numerator:||Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups:
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|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, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08
Data for 2008-09 will be available by June 2010.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Benchmark:||Related National Partnership Agreement benchmark/target:
National Healthcare AgreementBy 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospitalisations by 7.6 per cent over the 2006–07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions.
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term
The Coding Standards Advisory Committee (CSAC) and the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) are currently reviewing the coding of conditions in scope, including diabetes in the context of the revised coding standard for additional diagnoses. The coding of diabetes varies by jurisdiction and has also varied over time. The indicator can be recalculated in future to allow retrospective trend analysis if changes are made to included codes.
Specification of potentially preventable hospitalisations should be reviewed to ensure it reflects current needs, and is standardised across Australia.Work is required to improve the identification of Indigenous Australians within this data.
|Other issues caveats:||Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
Potentially preventable hospitalisations are called ‘ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations’ in some jurisdictions.
The quality of Indigenous status data is not considered to be adequate for analysis purposes for the ACT and Tasmania.Different practices across jurisdictions in the way additional diagnoses are reported (around diabetes/dialysis) can affect the comparability of this indicator across jurisdictions. The data quality statement should reflect variations in the coding of diabetes in hospital data.
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P17-Proportion of diabetics with HbA1c below 7%, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P30-Proportion of people with diabetes who have a GP annual cycle of care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P31-Proportion of people with asthma with a written asthma plan, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P03-Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011