Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Description:||The number of hospital separations with a principal diagnosis of injury and poisoning.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Outcome area:||Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Injury and poisoning diagnoses are defined by ICD-10-AM codes S00-T98.
|Computation:||1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator) Presented per 1,000 population.|
|Numerator:||Number of separations with a principal diagnosis of injury and poisoning|
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|Comments:||Specified Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (of hospital location): by sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline reporting: 2007-08.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Health behaviours|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Improving the quality of Indigenous identification within this dataset.
Work is required to improve the identification of Indigenous Australians within this data.
|Other issues caveats:||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.
The hospital separations data provide only a partial picture of the overall burden of injury as it does not include injuries that are treated by GPs and in the emergency department that do not require admission to hospital.
The number and pattern of hospitalisations can be affected by differing admission practices among the jurisdictions and from year to year, and differing levels and patterns of service delivery.
This aligns with Indicator 1.03 of The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. Hospitalisation rates are presented in greater detail in the framework, including age-specific rates, Indigenous: other rate ratios for each State/Territory, and breakdown by type of injury and external cause.
A related indicator, Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, exists in the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA). While the specifications for the NIRA indicator have not been endorsed (as at 20 July 2009) the specifications for NHA indicator P62 are mappable to the draft NIRA indicator.
Interpretation of rates for jurisdictions should take cross-border flows into consideration.
The quality of data on Indigenous status is not considered to be adequate for analysis purposes for the ACT and Tasmania.
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Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011