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Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation: Number of appendicectomy hospitalisations 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 termAppendicectomy hospitalisations, 2014-15
METeOR identifier:Help on this term674692
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 appendicectomy hospitalisations 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

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Inclusion codes, description and additional requirements

ACHI 8th edition code

Description

Additional requirements

30572-00 [926]

Laparoscopic Appendicectomy

 Any procedure

30571-00 [926]

Appendicectomy

 

Exclusion codes and description

Care type

Description

7.3

Newborn—unqualified days only

9.0

Organ procurement

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 appendicectomy hospitalisations

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Guide for use

Data source: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, code N[N]
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
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: Cenus-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
  • Patient funding status
  • Urgency of admission (as proportion (%) of all appendicectomy hospitalisations)
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).

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

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