Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2016|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 31/01/2017|
Attendances at public hospital emergency departments that could have potentially been avoided through the provision of appropriate non-hospital services in the community.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2016) Health, Superseded 31/01/2017|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2016 QS Health, Superseded 31/01/2017|
Collection and usage attributes
Potentially avoidable general practitioner (GP)-type presentations are defined as presentations to public hospital emergency departments with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation where the patient:
The scope for calculation of this indicator is all hospitals reporting to the Non-admitted patient emergency department care (NAPEDC) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2014–15.
Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a number.
Number of potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments.
|Numerator data elements:|
Nationally by SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported this cycle).
2013–14 (updated for new scope), 2014–15—State and territory.
State and territory, by (all not reported this cycle):
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2016 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2014–15.
This definition of ‘potentially avoidable GP-type presentation’ was used in the Booz Allen Hamilton study of emergency department care in NSW, and is considered to be a reasonable starting approximation of the population that should be receiving service in the primary care sector.
Note that previously the scope for the calculation of this indicator was limited to public hospitals in Peer groups A and B, using the peer group classification method as reported in Australian hospital statistics 2010–11, with the addition of emergency department activity at the Mersey Community Hospital.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
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 12–Waiting times for GPs, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2016 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016