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Healthy Communities: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2013–14 - Report - Reference material

Healthy Communities: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2013–14

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Appendices

Appendix 1

Percentage of potentially preventable hospitalisations* (PPH) and population in each age group, Australia, 2013–14

Graph showing potentially preventable hospitalisations and population in each age group in Australia in 2013-14.

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Age range Percentage of PPH * Percentage of popluation (%)
80+ 20.3% 3.8%
70–79 16.5% 5.9%
60–69 14.4% 10.0%
50–59 10.8% 12.7%
40–49 8.4% 13.8%
30–39 6.4% 13.9%
20–29 6.3% 14.6%
10–19 5.0% 12.4%
0–9 12.1% 12.9%

* Calculated as the number of potentially preventable hospitalisations in each age group as a percentage of all potentially preventable hospitalisations.

Notes: There are 22 conditions for which a hospitalisation is considered to be potentially preventable.
Hospitalisations from both public and private hospitals are included.
Bed days are the number of days an admitted patient is in hospital. A patient admitted and discharged on the same day is allocated one bed day.
More information and data can be found at http://www.myhealthycommunities.gov.au and in this report’s Technical Supplement.

Sources: National Health Performance Authority analysis of Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set 2013–14, data supplied 24 March 2015, and Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2013.

Appendix 2

Potentially preventable hospitalisation rates (age-specific) and percentage of the population in each age group, Australia, 2013–14
Conditions
COPD
Diabetes complications
Heart failure
Cellulitis
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI)
Population

Graph showing potentially preventable hospitalisation rates (age-specific) and percentage of the population in each age group in Australia in 2013-14.

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Condition Age range PPH rates per 100,000 people Percentage of popluation (%)
COPD 80+ 2125 3.8%
COPD 70–79 1482 5.9%
COPD 60–69 626 10.0%
COPD 50–59 215 12.7%
COPD 40–49 61 13.8%
COPD 30–39 10 13.9%
COPD 20–29 2 14.6%
COPD 10–19 2 12.4%
COPD 0–9 6 12.9%
Diabetes complications 80+ 680 3.8%
Diabetes complications 70–79 535 5.9%
Diabetes complications 60–69 336 10.0%
Diabetes complications 50–59 197 12.7%
Diabetes complications 40–49 115 13.8%
Diabetes complications 30–39 79 13.9%
Diabetes complications 20–29 82 14.6%
Diabetes complications 10–19 127 12.4%
Diabetes complications 0–9 41 12.9%
Heart failure 80+ 3349 3.8%
Heart failure 70–79 949 5.9%
Heart failure 60–69 273 10.0%
Heart failure 50–59 84 12.7%
Heart failure 40–49 32 13.8%
Heart failure 30–39 12 13.9%
Heart failure 20–29 5 14.6%
Heart failure 10–19 1 12.4%
Heart failure 0–9 2 12.9%
Cellulitis 80+ 1172 3.8%
Cellulitis 70–79 568 5.9%
Cellulitis 60–69 362 10.0%
Cellulitis 50–59 260 12.7%
Cellulitis 40–49 214 13.8%
Cellulitis 30–39 173 13.9%
Cellulitis 20–29 143 14.6%
Cellulitis 10–19 94 12.4%
Cellulitis 0–9 135 12.9%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 80+ 2310 3.8%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 70–79 870 5.9%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 60–69 354 10.0%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 50–59 197 12.7%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 40–49 145 13.8%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 30–39 133 13.9%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 20–29 182 14.6%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 10–19 110 12.4%
Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTI) 0–9 190 12.9%

Notes: There are 22 conditions for which a hospitalisation is considered to be potentially preventable.
Hospitalisations from both public and private hospitals are included.
Bed days are the number of days an admitted patient is in hospital. A patient admitted and discharged on the same day is allocated one bed day.
More information and data can be found at http://www.myhealthycommunities.gov.au and in this report’s Technical Supplement.

Sources: National Health Performance Authority analysis of Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set 2013–14, data supplied 24 March 2015, and Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Population 30 June 2013.

Appendix 3

The following two figures are extracts from the Hospital Performance: Length of stay in public hospitals in 2011–12 report.

Average length of stay for COPD in major and large public hospitals, 2011–12
Without complications or comorbidities
With complications or comorbidities
Major metropolitan Major regional Large metropolitan Large regional
Stays 15,119 5,836 5,109 1,272 3,644 856 1,741 391
Bed days 72,233 47,290 24,028 11,236 18,079 7,960 8,625 3,123
Percentage 39% 59% 13% 14% 10% 10% 5% 4%

Graph showing the average length of stay for COPD in major and large public hospitals in 2011-12.

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Without complications or comorbidities With complications or comorbidities
Hospital Average length of stay in days Hospital Average length of stay in days
Major metropolitan Canberra ACT 6.3 Wollongong NSW 11.7
Princess Alexandra QLD 3.5 The Alfred VIC 5.5
Major regional Launceston TAS 6.5 Launceston TAS 12.2
Ballarat VIC 3.4 Mackay QLD 5.9
Large metropolitan Hawkesbury (Public) NSW 7.5 Hawkesbury (Public) NSW 15.5
Swan District WA 3.7 Queen Elizabeth II QLD 6.2
Large regional Goulburn NSW 6.4 Albany WA 10.0
Wimmera (Horsham) VIC 3.7 Grafton NSW 6.4

Notes This report defines a “stay” as a period of care in a hospital for a single type of care, for example, acute care, rehabilitation or palliative care. If a patient changes from one type of care to another, or transfers hospital, this would be two episodes of care.
Percentage refers to percentage of bed days in all public hospitals.
For more information on measures and peer groups, see http://www.myhospitals.gov.auExternal link, opens in a new window..

Source: Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Dataset 2011–12, data extracted 26 March 2013.

Average length of stay for heart failure in major and large public hospitals, 2011–12
Without complications or comorbidities
With complications or comorbidities
Major metropolitan Major regional Large metropolitan Large regional
Stays 9,804 5,817 2,746 1,093 1,988 898 930 382
Bed days 47,078 55,655 13,424 10,711 9,847 9,076 4,703 3,560
Percentage 45% 62% 13% 12% 9% 10% 4% 4%

Graph showing the average length of stay for heart failure in major and large public hospitals in 2011-12.

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Without complications or comorbidities With complications or comorbidities
Hospital Average length of stay in days Hospital Average length of stay in days
Major metropolitan Royal North Shore NSW 6.7 Royal North Shore NSW 13.9
Dandenong VIC 3.2 Monash (Clayton) VIC 7.2
Major regional Royal Darwin NT 4.7 Tamworth NSW 15.0
Cairns QLD 3.4 South West (Warrnambool) VIC 7.2
Large metropolitan Hawkesbury (Public) NSW 8.7 Hawkesbury (Public) NSW 19.5
Swan District WA 3.8 Rockingham WA 7.1
Large regional Goulburn NSW 6.9 Albury VIC 9.5
Wimmera (Horsham) VIC 3.9 Grafton NSW 5.5

Notes This report defines a “stay” as a period of care in a hospital for a single type of care, for example, acute care, rehabilitation or palliative care. If a patient changes from one type of care to another, or transfers hospital, this would be two episodes of care.
Percentage refers to percentage of bed days in all public hospitals.
For more information on measures and peer groups, see http://www.myhospitals.gov.auExternal link, opens in a new window..

Source: Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Dataset 2011–12, data extracted 26 March 2013.

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