National Healthcare Agreement: P62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010
METeOR identifier:395105
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetInjury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.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 care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.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
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 data 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 data plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, 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—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 disaggregation by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
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.

Representational attributes

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

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health behaviours

Environmental factors

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: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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011