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Definition

Number of non-acute care overnight separations per 1,000 population, by care type

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of non-acute care overnight separations
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Non-acute care includes separations with a care type of rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care, or maintenance care.

Numerator is restricted to overnight admissions (date of admission and date of separation are different).

Care types in numerator: rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care, and maintenance care.

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory …

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Disaggregation

2008–09—Nationally, by care type by, SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD deciles)

2008–09—State and territory, by care type (and total), by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Non-acute care includes separations with a care type of rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care, or maintenance care.

Numerator is restricted to overnight admissions (date of admission and date of separation are different).

Care types in numerator: rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care, and maintenance care.

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented per 1,000 population.

Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2008–09—Nationally, by care type by, SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD deciles)

2008–09—State and territory, by care type (and total), by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.

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