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Person—potentially preventable death indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPotentially preventable death indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term550821
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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An indicator of whether a person's cause of death was preventable within the present health system, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—potentially preventable death indicator

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

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Potentially preventable deaths are those amenable to screening and primary prevention, such as immunisation.

CODE 1 Yes if one of the codes represented below.

Preventable deaths as specified by the following ICD-10 codes with applicable age groups in brackets. If no age group is specified, all deaths of individuals aged between 0 and 74 years are included:

A00-A09, A50-A64, B15-B24, C00-C16, C22, C33-C34, C62, C69, D50-D53, half of deaths attributed to E10-E14, F10-F16, F18-F19, half of deaths attributed to I20-I25, I26, I42.6, half of deaths attributed to I60-I69, I71, I80.2, J10, J12, J21, J40-J44 (45-74 years), K29.2, K70, K73-K74, M02.3, M86, M89, N34.1, N70-N73, N75.0-N75.1, N76.4, N76.6, O00-O99, V01-V04, V06, V09-V80, V87, V89, V99, W00-W19, W65-W74, X00-X09, X40-X49, X60-X84, X85-Y09, Y10-Y34, Y36, Y60-Y69, Y70-Y82, Y83-Y84, Y87.0-Y87.1, and A35-A37, A49.1, A49.2, A80, B01, B05-B06, J11 (0-14 years only for this last group).

CODE 2 No

Record if not one of the codes represented above.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) codes and classifies the underlying cause of death (UCOD) according to the rules and guidelines for mortality coding adopted by the World Health Assembly and set out in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).

The ABS uses the Mortality Medical Data System (MMDS) to process and code cause-of-death information reported on death certificates.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004. Information Paper: Cause of death certification. Catalogue no. 1205.0.55.001. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Viewed 31 August 2005.

National Center for Health Statistics 2005. About the Mortality Medical Data System. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viewed 31 August 2005.

World Health Organisation 2004. The International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, (2nd edn). Geneva: World Health Organisation.

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004. Information Paper: Cause of death certification. Catalogue no. 1205.0.55.001. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Viewed 31 August 2005.

World Health Organisation 2004. The International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, (2nd edn). Geneva: World Health Organisation.

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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Potentially avoidable deaths, 2009–2011 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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