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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Self-reported admissions to hospital, 2011–12

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAdmissions to hospital, 2011–12
METeOR identifier:Help on this term548005
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 19/03/2015
Description:Help on this termPercentage of people over 15 years of age who reported they were admitted to any hospital in the preceding 12 months.
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 from:Help on this termFor this indicator an adult is defined as a person aged 15 years and over
Computation description:Help on this term

Participants in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Patient Experience Survey 2011–12 who reported that they went to any hospital emergency department for their own health in the preceding 12 months

The numerator refers to the number of adults who were admitted to any hospital emergency department for their own health in preceding the 12 months.

The numerator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for persons aged 15 years and over who responded that they went to any hospital emergency department for their own health in the preceding 12 months and who were enumerated within the particular Medicare local catchment.

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for persons aged 15 years and over who were enumerated within the Medicare Local catchment.

Person level survey weights were calibrated to independent estimates of the population of interest, referred to as 'benchmarks'. Weights calibrated against population benchmarks ensure that the survey estimates conform to independently estimated distributions of the population, rather than to the distribution within the sample itself. These benchmarks account for the distribution of people across state and territory, age group, and sex categories. Note: These benchmarks have not been calibrated for Medicare Local geography.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of the person.

The measure is presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.

All point estimated percentages had a confidence interval width less than 20 percentage points. Point estimate percentages between 5% and 15% or between 85% and 95 are only included if their confidence interval width was less than 15 percentage points. Point estimate percentages that were less than or equal to 5% or greater than or equal to 95% were included if the confidence interval width was less than 10 percentage points. Some Medicare Local catchments (having a small point estimate percentage) were included where the confidence interval width was less than 10 percentage points.

Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator) 
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of people over 15 years of age who reported were admitted to any hospital in the preceding 12 months.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—self-reported hospital admission, yes/no code N
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this termTotal number of adults aged 15 years and over who were enumerated within the Medicare Local catchment
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Disaggregation:Help on this termBy 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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPAF-Responsiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

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

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 Authority - Performance and Accountability Framework

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Percentage of adults admitted to hospital, 2013–14 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Self-reported admissions to hospital, 2012–13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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