Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.4–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||AHPF PI 2.1.4–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2019|
|Synonymous names:||Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 09/04/2020|
Admission to hospital for a condition where the hospitalisation could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate individualised preventative health interventions and early disease management usually delivered in primary care and community-based care settings (including by general practitioners, medical specialists, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals).
For example, hospitalisations for conditions such as measles and tetanus can be prevented by primary health care through vaccination to prevent the conditions from occurring. Hospitalisations for patients presenting with acute pharyngitis can be prevented through timely treatment in primary health care settings using antibiotics, and hospitalisations for diabetes complications can be prevented through appropriate, long-term management of diabetes by primary and community health practitioners.
The above definition excludes conditions that are preventable predominately through population health interventions, such as those for clean air and water.
|Indicator set:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020|
Collection and usage attributes
Note that the codes below are from ICD-10-AM 10th edition.
Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
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 the person.
Presented as a number per 100,000 population.
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups and total:
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|Denominator data elements:|
2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18—National.
Nationally, by three groups (not reported).
Nationally (by three groups and total) by (all not reported):
2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18—State and territory.
State and territory, by three groups (not reported).
State and territory (by three groups and total), by (all not reported):
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2017–18.
The scope of the National Hospital Morbidity Database is episodes of care for admitted patients in essentially all hospitals in Australia, including public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free-standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment hospitals and dental hospitals.
For 2017-18 data, the SEIFA IRSD quintiles and deciles used are 2016 SEIFA IRSD quintiles and deciles derived using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 geographical unit of Statistical Area Level 2.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||1. Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
Australian Health Performance Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.4.1–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2021 Health, Standardisation pending 25/05/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020