Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2014|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Description:||Unplanned and unexpected hospital readmissions to the same public hospital within 28 days for selected surgical procedures.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
Unplanned/unexpected readmissions are those readmissions where the principal diagnosis indicates an adverse event.
Principal diagnoses codes
A principal diagnosis for the readmission has one of the following International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM) (7th Ed) codes: T80–88, T98.3, E89, G97, H59, H95, I97, J95, K91, M96 or N99.
Number of separations in which one of the following surgical procedures was undertaken: knee replacement; hip replacement; tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; hysterectomy; prostatectomy; cataract surgery; appendicectomy.
The following is a list of the specific Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) (7th Ed) procedure codes which are included in the specifications for each of the selected surgical procedures.
Limited to public hospitals.
Denominator limited to separations with a separation date between 1 July and 19 May in the reference year.
Denominator excludes separations where the patient died in hospital.
Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented per 1,000 separations.
1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)Calculated separately for each of the specified procedures
Number of separations for public hospitals which meet all of the following criteria:
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of separations in which one of the following surgical procedures was undertaken: knee replacement; hip replacement; tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; hysterectomy; prostatectomy; cataract surgery; appendicectomy.|
|Denominator data elements:|
2011–12—Nationally, by specified procedures, by:
2011–12—State and territory, by specified procedures.
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12.
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.
For 2011-12 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Standard Geography Classification geographical unit of Statistical Local Area. In future years, these data will be produced using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard geographical unit of Statistical Area 2.
The title of this indicator was changed in the 2012 NHISSC specifications from Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions to Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care to better reflect how the indicator is calculated. Readmissions for this indicator are defined within 28 days from the end of the patient’s surgical episode of care.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Substantial work required, the measure requires significant work to be undertaken.
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Healthcare associated infections, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016