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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Percentage of adults admitted to hospital, 2013–14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPercentage of adults admitted to hospital, 2013–14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611078
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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 2013–14 who reported that they were admitted to any hospital for their own health in the preceding 12 months.

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

The numerator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for persons aged 15 years and over who responded that they were admitted to any hospital for their own health in the preceding 12 months and who were enumerated within the particular Primary Health Network 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 Primary Health Network 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 Primary Health Network 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.

The National Health Performance Authority developed a suppression protocol to ensure robust reporting of these data at small areas.

  • These suppression rules are based on limits for Relative Standard Error1 and Confidence Interval width of 30%, with additional cross-validation for estimates close to these limits, that is plus or minus 3% of the limits. If an estimate was marginal2 with respect to Relative Standard Error, the Confidence Interval width was used as the deciding factor. If an estimate was marginal2 with respect to Confidence Interval width, then Relative Standard Error is used as the deciding factor
  • Data were supressed based on the following rules:

- Relative Standard Error of 33% or greater, or

- Confidence Interval (95%) width of 33% or greater, or

- Relative Standard Error between 27% and 33%, with significantly3 wider Confidence Interval width than the average for that indicator, or

- Confidence Interval width between 27% and 33%, with significantly3 wider Relative Standard Error than the average for that indicator.

 

1. For a dichotomous proportion, Relative Standard Error can be defined as the ratio of the standard error and the minimum of the estimate and its complement (100%–estimate).

2. In this context, marginal is defined as within 10% of the 30% limit, or +/- 3%

3. In this context, statistical significance is defined as at least two standard deviations above average.

The ABS Patient Experience survey does not include individuals living in discrete indigenous communities. As a result, estimates derived for Northern Territory may not be adequately representative. Results for Northern Territory have been excluded from the tables and maps on the www.MyHealthyCommunities.gov.au website. Data for Northern Territory (excluding discrete indigenous communities) are available in the excel downloads available via the www.MyHealthyCommunities.gov.au website.

 

 

Computation:Help on this term(Numerator ÷ Denominator)  x 100
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of people over 15 years of age who reported they 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 Primary Health Network catchment.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Disaggregation:Help on this termBy Primary Health Network catchments.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier, code AAANNN

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
Release date:Help on this term01/10/2015

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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Supersedes National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Self-reported admissions to hospital, 2011–12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 19/03/2015

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