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Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation: Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations - cellulitis, per 100,000 people, 2014-15

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termCellulitis hospitalisations, 2014-15
METeOR identifier:Help on this term638588
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 07/06/2017
Description:Help on this term

Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations - cellulitis, per 100,000 people, age and sex standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 07/06/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

All ages

Computation description:Help on this term

Inclusion codes, description and additional requirements:

ICD-10-AM 8th edition code

ICD-10-AM Description

Additional requirements

L02.0

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of face

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure

L02.1

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of neck

L02.2

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of trunk

L02.3

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of buttock

L02.4

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of limb

L02.8

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of other sites

L02.9

Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle, unspecified

L03.01

Cellulitis of finger

L03.02

Cellulitis of toe

L03.10

Cellulitis of upper limb

L03.11

Cellulitis of lower limb

L03.2

Cellulitis of face

L03.3

Cellulitis of trunk

L03.8

Cellulitis of other sites

L03.9

Cellulitis, unspecified

L04.0

Acute lymphadenitis of face, head and neck

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure.

L04.1

Acute lymphadenitis of trunk

L04.2

Acute lymphadenitis of upper limb

L04.3

Acute lymphadenitis of lower limb

L04.8

Acute lymphadenitis of other sites

L04.9

Acute lymphadenitis, unspecified

L08.0

Pyoderma

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure.

L08.1

Erythrasma

L08.8

Other specified local infections of skin and subcutaneous tissue

L08.9

Local infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

L88

Pyoderma gangrenosum

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure.

L98.0

Pyogenic granuloma

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure.

L98.3

Eosinphilic cellulitis [Wells]

As principal diagnosis.

Exclude cases with any procedure except those in blocks 1820 to 2016, or if procedure is 30216-00, 30216-01, 30216-02, 30676-00, 30223-01, 30223-02, 30064-00, 90660-00, 90661-00, and this is the only listed procedure.

 

Exclusion codes and description

Care type

Description

7.3

Newborn—unqualified days only

9.0

Organ procurement—posthumous

10.0

Hospital boarder

 

 

Presented as a number per 100,000 people.

Rates for all Australians are directly age- and sex- standardised, to the 2001 Australian population, using 5-year age groups: 0-4, 5-9, … , 80-84, 85 and over.

Indigenous and other Australian rates are directly age and sex standardised, to the 2001 Australian population, using 5-year age groups: 0-4, 5-9, … , 60–64, 65 and over.

For more information about age-standardisation in general see http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327276

 

Analysis by Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) is based on Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) of usual residence of the patient.

Suppress data (number or rate) if at least one of the following conditions are met:

  • the total denominator is less than 1,000

  • the total numerator is less than 20

Age and sex standardised rates are suppressed where the denominator for at least one of the age and sex groups used to calculate the rate is below 30.

Computation:Help on this term

100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations for cellulitis

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 8th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, code N[N]
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:Help on this term

 Total population as at 30 June, 2014

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

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


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—estimated resident population of Australia


Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use

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


Disaggregation:Help on this term

SA3 by:

  • remoteness (ASGC Remoteness structure) and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD)

State and territory by Indigenous status.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termInteger
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this term

N[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

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Methodology:Help on this term

 

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).

 

The scope of the NHMD is episodes of care for admitted patients in all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free-standing day hospital facilities and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia’s off-shore territories are not in scope, but some are included. 

Private hospitals include private free-standing day hospital facilities and other private hospitals (which also include private psychiatric hospitals).

 

 

                Description of ACHI codes specified in the computation description (for reference only)

ACHI 8th editionblock

Description

Additional requirements

[1820] - [1922]

Noninvasive, cognitive and other interventions, not elsewhere classified

Only listed procedures

[1940] - [2016]

Imaging services

ACHI 8th edition code

 

30216-00 [1604]

Aspiration of haematoma of skin and subcutaneous tissue

30216-01 [1604]

Aspiration of abscess of skin and subcutaneous tissue

30216-02 [1604]

Other aspiration of skin and subcutaneous tissue

30676-00 [1659]

Incision of pilonidal sinus or cyst

30223-01 [1606]

Incision and drainage of abscess of skin and subcutaneous tissue

30223-02 [1606]

Other incision and drainage of skin and subcutaneous tissue

30064-00 [1605]

Removal of foreign body from skin and subcutaneous tissue with incision

90660-00 [1602]

Administration of agent into skin and subcutaneous tissue

90661-00 [1608]

Other incision of skin and subcutaneous tissue

 

 

 
 

 

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Accountability:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Release date:Help on this term07/06/2017

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

For more information about potentially preventable hospitalisations see:

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2017

http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/630028

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia: Analyses Resulting from an OECD Study. Sydney: ACSQHC, 2014.

National Health Performance Authority 2015, Healthy Communities: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2013–14, Technical Supplement.

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