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Definition

Admissions to hospital that could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate non-hospital health services.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups:
  • vaccine-preventable conditions (e.g. tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella)
  • acute conditions (e.g. ear, nose and throat infections, dehydration/gastroenteritis)
  • chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes complications, asthma, angina, hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
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    Denominator
    Total population
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    Computation
    See Appendix 1 of Australian hospital statistics 2007–08 for ICD-10-AM codes in scope for each category of potentially preventable hospitalisations.
    Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
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    Disaggregation

    Calculation rules

    Computation Rule
    Description
    See Appendix 1 of Australian hospital statistics 2007–08 for ICD-10-AM codes in scope for each category of potentially preventable hospitalisations.
    Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
    Numerators
    Number of potentially preventable hospitalisations, divided into three groups:
  • vaccine-preventable conditions (e.g. tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella)
  • acute conditions (e.g. ear, nose and throat infections, dehydration/gastroenteritis)
  • chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes complications, asthma, angina, hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Denominators
    Total population

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