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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421649
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/10/2011
Description:Help on this termAdmissions to hospital that could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate non-hospital health services.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

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Table 22 A: ICD-10-AM codes used for identifying potentially preventable hospitalisations

Category

ICD-10-AM codes

Vaccine-preventable

Influenza and pneumonia

J10, J11, J13, J14, J15.3, J15.4, J15.7, J15.9, J16.8, J18.1, J18.8 in any diagnosis field, excludes cases with additional diagnosis of D57 (sickle-cell disorders) and people under 2 months

Other vaccine-preventable conditions

A35, A36, A37, A80, B05, B06, B16.1, B16.9, B18.0, B18.1, B26, G00.0, M01.4 in any diagnosis field

Chronic

Asthma

J45, J46 as principal diagnosis only

Congestive cardiac failure

I50, I11.0, J81 as principal diagnosis only, exclude cases with the following procedure codes: 33172-00, 35304-00, 35305-00, 35310-02, 35310-00, 38281-11, 38281-07, 38278-01, 38278-00, 38281-02, 38281-01, 38281-00, 38256-00, 38278-03, 38284-00, 38284-02, 38521-09, 38270-01, 38456-19, 38456-15, 38456-12, 38456-11, 38456-10, 38456-07, 38456-01, 38470-00, 38475-00, 38480-02, 38480-01, 38480-00, 38488-06, 38488-04, 38489-04, 38488-02, 38489-03, 38487-00, 38489-02, 38488-00, 38489-00, 38490-00, 38493-00, 38497-04, 38497-03, 38497-02, 38497-01, 38497-00, 38500-00, 38503-00, 38505-00, 38521-04, 38606-00, 38612-00, 38615-00, 38653-00, 38700-02, 38700-00, 38739-00, 38742-02, 38742-00, 38745-00, 38751-02, 38751-00, 38757-02, 38757-01, 38757-00, 90204-00, 90205-00, 90219-00, 90224-00, 90214-00, 90214-02.

Diabetes complications

E10–E14.9 as principal diagnoses 

and E10–E14.9 as additional diagnoses where the principal diagnosis was:

  • hypersmolarity (E87.0)
  • acidosis (E87.2)
  • transient ischaemic attack (G45)
  • nerve disorders and neuropathies (G50–G64)
  • cataracts and lens disorders (H25–H28)
  • retinal disorders (H30–H36)
  • glaucoma (H40–H42)
  • myocardial infarction (I21–I22)
  • other coronary heart diseases (I20, I23–I25)
  • heart failure (I50)
  • stroke and sequelae (I60–I64, I69.0–I69.4)
  • peripheral vascular disease (I70–I74)
  • gingivitis and periodontal disease (K05)
  • kidney diseases (N00–N29) [including end-stage renal disease (N17–N19)]
  • renal dialysis (Z49)

COPD

J20, J41, J42, J43, J44, J47 as principal diagnosis only, J20 only with additional diagnoses of J41, J42, J43,J44, J47

Angina

I20, I24.0, I24.8, I24.9 as principal diagnosis only, exclude cases with procedure codes not in blocks [1820] to [2016]

Iron deficiency anaemia

D50.1, D50.8, D50.9 as principal diagnosis only.

Hypertension

I10, I11.9 as principal diagnosis only, exclude cases with procedure codes according to the list of procedures excluded from the Congestive cardiac failure category above.

Nutritional deficiencies

E40, E41, E42, E43, E55.0, E64.3 as principal diagnosis only.

Rheumatic heart disease

I00 to I09 as principal diagnosis only. (Note: includes acute rheumatic fever)

Acute

Dehydration and gastroenteritis

A09.9, E86, K52.2, K52.8, K52.9 as principal diagnosis only.

Pyelonephritis

N10, N11, N12, N13.6, N39.0 as principal diagnosis only.

Perforated/bleeding ulcer

K25.0, K25.1, K25.2, K25.4, K25.5, K25.6, K26.0, K26.1, K26.2, K26.4, K26.5, K26.6, K27.0, K27.1, K27.2, K27.4, K27.5, K27.6, K28.0, K28.1, K28.2, K28.4, K28.5, K28.6 as principal diagnosis only.

Cellulitis

L03, L04, L08, L88, L98.0, L98.3 as principal diagnosis only, exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016 or if procedure is 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-02, 30064-00, 34527-01, 34527-00, 90661-00 and this is the only listed procedure

Pelvic inflammatory disease

N70, N73, N74 as principal diagnosis only.

Ear, nose and throat infections

H66, H67, J02, J03, J06, J31.2 as principal diagnosis only.

Dental conditions

K02, K03, K04, K05, K06, K08, K09.8, K09.9, K12, K13 as principal diagnosis only.

Appendicitis with generalised peritonitis

K35.0 in any diagnosis field

Convulsions and epilepsy

G40, G41, O15, R56 as principal diagnosis only

Gangrene

R02 in any diagnosis field

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a number per 100,000 population.

Computation:Help on this term100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each of the 3 subcategories, and as a single measure.

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups and total:

  • vaccine-preventable conditions (e.g. tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella)
  • acute conditions (e.g. ear, nose and throat infections, dehydration/gastroenteritis)
  • chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma, angina, hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • all potentially preventable hospitalisations
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—condition onset flag, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termTotal population
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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:Help on this term

2008–09—Nationally (by three groups and total) by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09—State and territory (by three groups and total), by:

  • Indigenous status  
  • remoteness  
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2007) NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

Potentially preventable hospitalisations are called ‘ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations’ in some jurisdictions.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008–09

Data not comparable to 2007–08

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this termNN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Effectiveness

Safety

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
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

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Benchmark:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement: PB 07-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2011

National Healthcare Agreement:

By 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006–07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions.

Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 07-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 17-Proportion of people with diabetes with HbA1c below 7%, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 31-Proportion of people with asthma with a written asthma plan, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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