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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name: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
METeOR identifier:429180
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
Description:

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 (Baseline specification).

There are two parts to this performance benchmark:

  1. Improved provision of primary care
  2. Reduced potentially preventable primary care

For Part 1, the measure is under development. For Part 2, the measure is defined below.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Presented as a number and a percentage 

Computation:

Number

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

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

Numerator:

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

  • vaccine-preventable conditions (e.g. tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella)
  • potentially preventable acute conditions (e.g. ear, nose and throat infections, dehydration/gastroenteritis)
  • potentially preventable chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, asthma, angina, hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • all potentially preventable hospitalisations
Numerator data elements:
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:Total hospital separations
Denominator data elements:
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 admitted patient care—separation 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
Disaggregation:

State and territory (by categories and total)

Nationally by:

  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

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:
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 and SEIFA IRSD
Comments:

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

Changes in the ICD-10-AM 6th Edition (in use from July 2008) relating to the PPH categories ‘Dehydration and gastroenteritis’ (acute conditions) and ‘Diabetes complications’ (chronic conditions) have impacted the comparability of 2008–09 data with the previous reporting period.

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

Baseline: 2006–07

Representational attributes

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

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceNational Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Specification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by 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, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

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 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30-Proportion of people with diabetes with a GP annual cycle of care, 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