National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010
METeOR identifier:395093
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Number of non-acute care overnight separations per 1,000 population, by care type.
Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Numerator is restricted to overnight admissions, i.e. where the date of admission and date of separation are different.

Care types in numerator: rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care, and maintenance care.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Computation:

1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each care type.
Numerator:Number of non-acute care overnight separations
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, code N[N].N
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Total population
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for diasaggregation by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—sector, code N
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNN
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence, and private/public hospital type.

Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence, and private/public hospital type.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Rate
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAdmitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

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 in 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.

Interpretation of rates for jurisdictions should take into consideration variation in the assignment of care types and cross-border flows.

The quality of data on Indigenous status is not considered to be adequate for analysis purposes for the ACT and Tasmania.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 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: P46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011