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Definition

Fall occurring in health care settings and resulting in patient harm treated in hospital.

Indicator Summary

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

Health service area code:Y92.22.

Falls as an external cause of external injury includes ICD-10-AM codes W00, W01, W03–W11, W13, W14, W16–W19. Excludes W02, W12 and W15.

Exclude from the numerator those separations where the ICD-10-AM code for the principal diagnosis is in the range of S00 to T14 (inclusive).

Exclude from the numerator those separations where the principal diagnosis has …

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Disaggregation

2009-10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009-10—State and territory, by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographic Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

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

Health service area code:Y92.22.

Falls as an external cause of external injury includes ICD-10-AM codes W00, W01, W03–W11, W13, W14, W16–W19. Excludes W02, W12 and W15.

Exclude from the numerator those separations where the ICD-10-AM code for the principal diagnosis is in the range of S00 to T14 (inclusive).

Exclude from the numerator those separations where the principal diagnosis has the ICD-10-AM code Z50.9 (Care involving use of rehabilitation procedure, unspecified) and the second diagnosis is in the range of S00 to T14 (inclusive).

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
Total number of hospital separations
Disaggregation

2009-10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009-10—State and territory, by:

  • hospital sector
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographic Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

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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