National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2021
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2021|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/09/2020|
Attendances at public hospital emergency departments that could have potentially been avoided through the provision of appropriate non-hospital services in the community.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standard 19/11/2020|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
Potentially avoidable General Practitioner (GP)-type presentations are defined as presentations to public hospital emergency departments with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation where the patient:
The scope for calculation of this indicator is all hospitals reporting to the Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care (NAPEDC) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2019–20 and the NAPEDC National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) 2019–20.
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.
Number of potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments.
|Numerator data elements:|
2019–20—State and territory.
Nationally by 2016 SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported this cycle).
State and territory, by (all not reported this cycle):
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2019–20.
This definition of ‘potentially avoidable GP-type presentation’ is a refinement of the definition of a primary care patient in an emergency department, as discussed in the Booz Allen Hamilton study of emergency department care in NSW.
Note that for the 2016 and previous reports the scope for the calculation of this indicator was limited to public hospitals in Peer groups A and B, using the peer group classification method as reported in Australian hospital statistics 2010–11, with the addition of emergency department activity at the Mersey Community Hospital.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Substantial work required, the measure requires significant work to be undertaken.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. Australian hospital statistics 2010–11. Health Services Series No. 43. Cat. no. HSE 117. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 May 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/hospitals/australian-
Booz Allen Hamilton 2007. Key Drivers of Demand in the Emergency Department. Sydney: New South Wales Department of Health. Viewed 29 May 2020, https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20080627063427/http:/
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12–Waiting times for GPs, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion seen on time, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020