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6.6 Number of asthma and COPD admissions to hospital per 100,000 people aged 45 years and over, 2012–13

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAsthma and COPD hospital admissions 45 years and over, 2012-13
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611786
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016
Description:Help on this term

Number of asthma and COPD admissions to hospital per 100,000 people aged 45 years and over, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Atlas of Healthcare Variation National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

45 years and over

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Presented as a number per 100,000 people, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 3.

Analysis by Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient. The postcode is based on that which is provided by the patient to the hospital at which they are admitted.

SA3s where the total population was less than 2,500 and where the population of people aged 45 years and over was less than 200 are excluded.

Suppression protocol for calculating age standardised rates:

 

Numerator

Total admissions less than 20 (unrounded)

Denominator

ERP for one or more five year age groups less than 30

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100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator), age standardised

For more information about age-standardisation, see

http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327276

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of asthma and COPD admissions to hospital for people aged 45 years and over in 2012-13.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13
Guide for use

Inclusion codes for Principal and Additional diagnosis:

 

ICD-10-AM (7th edn) code Description
1. Principal diagnosis only  
J41 Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J42 Unspecified chronic bronchitis
J43 Emphysema
J44 Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
J45 Asthma
J46 Status asthmaticus
2. Principal diagnosis J20 with additional diagnosis J41, J42, J43, J44 Acute bronchitis

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13
Guide for use

People aged between 45 years and over in 2012-13 who were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of Asthma and COPD were included in the analysis of this item.


Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, code N[N]
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13
Guide for use

Include all care types except:

 

Code Description
7.3 Unqualified newborn
10.0 Hospital border
9.0 Organ procurement

Denominator:Help on this term

Total population aged 45 years and over

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use

ABS Estimated resident population as at June 2001

Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Statistical Area Level 3, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person)

  • Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3s) are geographic areas defined in the ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The aim of SA3s is to create a standard framework for the analysis of ABS data at the regional level through clustering groups of SA2s that have similar regional characteristics. There are 333 spatial SA3s covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. They are designed to provide a regional breakdown of Australia. SA3s generally have a population of between 30,000 and 130,000 people. There are approximately 50 with fewer than 30,000 people and 35 with more than 130,000 as at 30 June 2011. For further information see the ABS publication, Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Guide for use

Postcode is based on that which is provided by the patient to the hospital at which they are admitted.

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by Statistical Area Level 3.


Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termInteger
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
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NN[NNNN]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Frequency
Annual
Quality statement
Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database 2013–14
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



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 term

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Accountability:Help on this term

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority

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