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Definition

Separations in which a patient self-harmed during an admission.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of hospital separations with an external cause code for intentional self-harm and a place of occurrence of Health service area
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Denominator
Total number of separations
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Computation

Intentional self-harm identified by ICD-10-AM external cause codes X60–X84. Self-harm is defined in ICD-10-AM as ‘Intentional self-harm: includes purposefully-inflicted poisoning or injury, suicide and attempted suicide.’

Place of occurrence of health service area identified by ICD-10 code Y92.22.

Excludes separations with a principal diagnosis of an injury or poisoning (ICD-10-AM codes beginning with S and T).

Analysis by state and …

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Disaggregation

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

2008-09—State and territory, 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

Intentional self-harm identified by ICD-10-AM external cause codes X60–X84. Self-harm is defined in ICD-10-AM as ‘Intentional self-harm: includes purposefully-inflicted poisoning or injury, suicide and attempted suicide.’

Place of occurrence of health service area identified by ICD-10 code Y92.22.

Excludes separations with a principal diagnosis of an injury or poisoning (ICD-10-AM codes beginning with S and T).

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 as number and per 1,000 separations.

Denominators
Disaggregation

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

2008-09—State and territory, 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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