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National Healthcare Agreement: PB f-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, 2013

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Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB f-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, 2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term498329
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/04/2014
Description:Help on this term

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 hospital admission

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

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Analysis of state/territory is based on usual residence of the person.

Presented as a number and a percentage 

Computation:Help on this term

Number

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each of the 3 computations:

  1. As per specification.
  2. With diabetes complications (additional diagnoses only) and dehydration gastroenteritis excluded (COAG Reform Council supplementary data). 
  3. With diabetes complications (all diagnoses) and dehydration gastroenteritis excluded (COAG Reform Council supplementary data).
Numerator:Help on this term

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

  • vaccine-preventable (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 2010-11
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
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11
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 2010-11
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termTotal hospital separations
Denominator 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 2010-11
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 2010-11
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11—State and territory (by three groups and total).

Nationally (by three groups and total) by:

  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles (not provided this cycle)

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2013 CRC report: 2010–11

Baseline: 2006–07

The scope of the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is episodes of care for admitted patients in essentially all hospitals in Australia, including public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free-standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment hospitals and dental hospitals.

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

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

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


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.

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Supersedes 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

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB f-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, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

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