National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2022
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 18–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2022|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
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:||National Healthcare Agreement (2022) Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
Note that the codes below are from ICD-10-AM 11th edition.
Rates are 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.
Crude rate: 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups and total:
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator data elements:|
2019–20—Nationally (by three groups and total) by (all not reported):
2019–20—Nationally (by three groups and total) by:
2019–20—State and territory (by three groups and total), by:
2019–20—State and territory (by three groups and total), by (not reported):
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2022 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2019–20.
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.
The SEIFA IRSD quintiles and deciles used are 2016 SEIFA IRSD quintiles and deciles derived using the ASGS 2016 geographical unit of Statistical Area Level 2.
Caution should be used in comparing data over time as there have been changes between the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) editions and the associated Australian Coding Standards.
State/territory and remoteness areas are based on patient address, not state or territory of hospitalisation. Separations for patients usually resident overseas are excluded. Totals include Australian residents of external Territories.
Further details are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (measure 3.07: Selected potentially preventable hospital admissions).
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
PB f-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2022
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2020. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 19 February 2021, https://indigenoushpf.gov.au/
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.4–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2020 Health, Standard 01/12/2020
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2020 Health, Standard 01/12/2020
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.4.1–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.4.1–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2020 Health, Standard 13/10/2021
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB f–By 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18–Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021