National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2022
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2022|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
Incidence of acute coronary events (acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina).
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2022) Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
The number of acute coronary events is estimated by (a) + (b), where:
(a) = The number of deaths where ‘acute coronary heart disease’ is the underlying cause of death in each calendar year (based on year of registration of death).
(b) = The number of non-fatal hospital separations, where:
Crude rate: 100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of deaths recorded with an underlying cause of acute coronary heart disease (a) plus the number of non-fatal hospitalisations with a principal diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina that do not end in death or a transfer to another acute hospital (b). For ages 25 and over.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total population aged 25 and over for calendar year in question.
|Denominator data elements:|
2017, 2018 (resupplied for revisions to the National Mortality Database), and 2019—Nationally, by:
2017, 2018 (resupplied for revisions to the National Mortality Database), and 2019—State/territory of usual residence.
2017, 2018 (resupplied for revisions to the National Mortality Database), and 2019—Nationally (for states and territories with adequate identification in both hospital and deaths data), by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2022 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2019.
Compilation of calendar year data from the Admitted patient care NMDS requires data from 2 financial years (e.g. 2019 calendar year data uses Admitted patient care NMDSs for 2018–19 and 2019–20).
This is a measure of the number of acute coronary events in a calendar year. An individual may have more than one event during a year.
This indicator has previously been published at the national level by age and sex.
The data for state/territory (of usual residence) has previously been published. Comparison of acute coronary event rates between jurisdictions should not be made as an AIHW assessment of validity study (based on New South Wales and Western Australia data) has shown that there are variations in the ascertainment of acute coronary events between jurisdictions. This is likely due to differing treatment and referral patterns and data recording practices across states/territories, which are likely to have an impact on administrative records and affect jurisdictional comparability.
Further details on the incidence of heart attacks among Indigenous Australians are available from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (measure 1.05: Circulatory disease).
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Any further improvements in diagnostic sensitivity and treatment patterns for acute coronary events will need to be taken into account in trend analysis.
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 3.1.1–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2020 Health, Standard 13/10/2021
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020