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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Potentially avoidable deaths, 2009–2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPotentially avoidable deaths, 2009–2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term527720
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this term

Deaths that are potentially avoidable within the present health system:

-potentially preventable deaths are those amenable to screening and primary prevention, such as immunisation

-deaths from potentially treatable conditions are those amenable to therapeutic interventions

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age to:Help on this term75 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Deaths are defined as avoidable in the context of the present health system.

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) codes in scope are as specified below:

Cause of death group

ICD-10 Codes

Limits (age, sex)

Treatable

 Preventable

Infections

 

 

 

 

Tuberculosis

A15–A19, B90

 

X

 

Selected invasive bacterial and protozoal infections

A38–A41, A46, A48.1 B50–B54, G00,G03, J02.0, J13–J15, J18, L03

 

X

 

Hepatitis

B15–B19

 

 

X

HIV/AIDS

B20–B24

 

 

X

Viral pneumonia and influenza

J10, J12, J21

 

 

X

Enteritis and other diarrhoeal disease

A00–A09

 

 

X

Childhood vaccine-preventable diseases

A35–A37, A49.1, A49.2, A80, B01, B05–B06, J11

0–14

 

X

Sexually transmitted diseases, except HIV/AIDS

A50–A64, M02.3, N34.1, N70–N73, N75.0, N75.1, N76.4, N76.6, O00

 

 

X

Ear infections—otitis media and mastoiditis

H65–H70

 

X

 

Upper respiratory tract infection

J00–J06 (except for J02.0)

 

X

 

Cancer

 

 

 

 

Lip, oral cavity and pharynx

C00–C14

 

 

X

Oesophagus

C15

 

 

X

Stomach

C16

 

 

X

Colorectal

C18–C21

 

X

 

Liver

C22

 

 

X

Lung

C33, C34

 

 

X

Melanoma of skin

C43

 

X

 

Non-melanocytic skin

C44

 

X

 

Breast

C50

Female

X

 

Cervix

C53

 

X

 

Uterus

C54, C55

 

X

 

Bladder

C67

 

X

 

Thyroid

C73

 

X

 

Hodgkin’s disease

C81

 

X

 

Lymphoid leukaemia—acute/chronic

C91.0, C91.1

 

X

 

Benign cancers

D10–D36

 

X

 

Malignant neoplasm of testis

C62

 

 

X

Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa

C69

 

 

X

Diabetes

E10–E14

 

X (0.5)

X (0.5)

Drug use disorders

 

 

 

 

Alcohol related disease

F10, I42.6, K29.2, K70

 

 

X

Illicit drug use disorders

F11–F16, F18, F19

 

 

X

Epilepsy

G40, G41

 

X

 

Diseases of the circulatory system

 

 

 

 

Rheumatic and other valvular heart disease

I01–I09

 

X

 

Hypertensive heart disease

I11

 

X

 

Ischaemic heart disease

I20–I25

 

X (0.5)

X (0.5)

Cerebrovascular diseases

I60–I69

 

X (0.5)

X (0.5)

Aortic aneurysm

I71

 

 

X

Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of other deep vessels of lower extremities

I80.2

 

 

X

Pulmonary embolism

I26

 

 

X

Diseases of the genitourinary system

 

 

 

 

Nephritis and nephrosis

I12, I13, N00–N07, N17–N19

 

X

 

Obstructive uropathy & prostatic hyperplasia

N13, N20, N21, N35, N40

 

X

 

Diseases of the respiratory system

 

 

 

 

COPD

J40–J44

45–74 years

 

X

Asthma

J45, J46

0–44 years

X

 

Diseases of the digestive system

 

 

 

 

Peptic ulcer disease

K25–K28

 

X

 

Diseases of appendix; hernia; disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract, and pancreas

K35–K38, K40–K46, K80–K83, K85, K86

 

X

 

Chronic liver disease (excluding alcohol-related disease)

K73, K74

 

 

X

Maternal & infant causes

 

 

 

 

Birth defects

H31.1, P00, P04, Q00–Q99

 

X

 

Complications of perinatal period

P03, P05–P95

 

X

 

Unintentional injuries

 

 

 

 

Road traffic injuries

V01–V04, V06, V09–V80, V87, V89, V99

 

 

X

Falls

W00–W19

 

 

X

Fires, burns

X00–X09

 

 

X

Accidental poisonings

X40–X49

 

 

X

Drownings

W65–W74

 

 

X

War

Y36

 

 

X

Intentional injuries

 

 

 

 

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries

X60–X84, Y87.0, Y10–Y34

 

 

X

Violence

X85–Y09, Y87.1

 

 

X

Other conditions

 

 

 

 

Nutritional deficiency anaemia

D50–D53

 

 

X

Thyroid disorders

E00–E07

 

X

 

Adrenal disorders

E24, E27

 

X

 

Congenital metabolic disorders

E25, E70.0, E74.2

 

X

 

Osteomyelitis and other osteopathies of bone

M86, M89

 

 

X

Complications of pregnancy, labour or the puerperium

O01–O99

 

 

X

Misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care

Y60–Y69

 

 

X

Medical devices associated with adverse incidents in diagnostic & therapeutic use

Y70–Y82

 

 

X

Surgical and other medical procedures as the cause of abnormal reaction of the patient, or of later complication, without mention of misadventure at the time of the procedure

Y83–Y84

 

 

X

Computation:Help on this term

100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for:

  • Potentially avoidable deaths 
  • Potentially preventable deaths
  • Deaths from potentially treatable conditions

Presented per 100,000 population, age-standardised to the total Australian population as at 30 June 2001   

Calculated for preventable and treatable categories by age and sex.

 

Numerator:Help on this termDeaths among people by sex aged less than 75 years categorised as potentially avoidable (preventable, treatable)
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Causes of Death Collection
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry
Data Element / Data SetPerson—potentially preventable death indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
ABS Causes of Death Collection
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry
Data Element / Data SetPerson—potentially treatable death indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
ABS Causes of Death Collection
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged less than 75 years by sex
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Sex, Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups  

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Comments:Help on this termIndividual Medicare Locals do not include deaths coded to an undefined area, including: migratory, offshore and shipping, overseas usual residence, no usual address, and unknown usual residence deaths. Deaths coded to these ill-defined geographies are included in whole State, Territory, Australia and Medicare Locals totals.

Representational attributes

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

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPAF-Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Causes of Death Collection
Frequency
Annual
Quality statement
ABS causes of death collection, QS
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Origin:Help on this termHealthy Communities
Reference documents:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework
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