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Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015–16

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Resources created to summarise key information from the Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015–16 published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 14 July 2017.

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Summary figure: Variation in age-standardised rates of potentially preventable hospitalisation (PPH) across Primary Health Network areas, by selected condition, 2015–16 (96.5 KB)

Condition Primary Health Network area with the lowest rate (per 100,000 people) National rate (per 100,00 people) Primary Health Network area with the highest rate (per 100,000 people)
All PPH Northern Sydney
1,956
2,643 Northern Territory
5,457
Kidney and urinary tract infections kidney and urinary tract infections Tasmania
203
288 Northern Territory
529
Chronic obstructive pulminory disease COPD Northern Sydney
148
260 Northern Territory
665
Cellulitis cellulitis Perth North
162
253 Northern Territory
655
Congestive heart failure heart failure Northern Sydney
159
211 Northern Territory
344
Diabetes complications diabetes complications Northern Sydney
97
183 Western Queensland
430

Note: Potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) are those conditions where hospitalisation could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate, preventive health interventions and early disease management, usually delivered in primary care and community-based care settings. These are defined in accordance with the National Healthcare Agreement’s set of 22 PPH conditions. Rates have been age-standardised to facilitate comparisons between populations with different age structures, as the rates of many health conditions vary with age. Hospitalisations from both public and private hospitals are included. Rates refer to where each patient lived, rather than the location of the hospital where they were admitted. For more information refer to the Technical Note that accompanies Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015–16. Data can be downloaded from www.myhealthycommunities.gov.au/explore-the-data

Sources: AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population.

Summary table: Potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) and bed days, by Primary Health Network area, 2015–16 (76.4 KB)

Primary Healthy Network Area Age-standardised rate of PPH per 100,000 Number of PPH Percentage of same day PPH (%) Total PPH bed days
NEW SOUTH WALES
Central & Eastern Sydney 2,018 31,886 30.4 142,115
Northern Sydney 1,956 20,287 34.4 91,773
Western Sydney 2,489 22,180 31.6 93,669
Nepean Blue Mountains 2,452 9,127 23.0 41,650
South Western Sydney 2,474 23,582 30.0 91,905
South Eastern NSW 2,292 16,751 28.5 75,866
Western NSW 2,786 9,923 24.4 44,873
Hunter New England & Central Coast 2,395 35,739 25.8 159,069
North Coast 2,905 18,980 32.5 76,232
Murrumbidgee 3,295 9,616 30.0 36,045
VICTORIA
North Western Melbourne 2,515 38,816 40.8 148,029
Eastern Melbourne 2,304 37,289 40.9 157,408
South Eastern Melbourne 2,665 41,921 40.3 170,137
Gippsland 2,913 9,268 35.3 37,204
Murray 2,826 19,716 32.2 81,418
Western Victoria 2,491 17,805 32.5 75,183
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane North 2,878 28,236 38.6 103,376
Brisbane South 2,931 32,031 35.1 118,527
Gold Coast 3,210 19,791 36.9 64,695
Darling Downs & West Moreton 3,374 19,702 36.4 78,811
Western Queensland 4,562 3,182 27.7 10,575
Central Qld, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast 3,339 32,079 36.3 115,005
Northern Queensland 3,265 22,845 30.8 80,502
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide 2,638 36,440 36.4 143,284
Country SA 2,906 16,586 30.4 64,161
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth North 2,300 24,802 39.7 89,224
Perth South 2,400 24,305 35.2 86,802
Country WA 3,044 16,881 25.6 61,721
TASMANIA
Tasmania 2,289 13,666 38.0 53,001
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Northern Territory 5,457 11,687 28.2 50,299
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Australian Capital Territory 2,111 8,057 33.8 33,047
AUSTRALIA 2,643 678,374 34.1 2,698,329

Note: Potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) are those conditions where hospitalisation could have potentially been prevented through the provision of appropriate, preventive health interventions and early disease management, usually delivered in primary care and community-based care settings. These are defined in accordance with the National Healthcare Agreement’s set of 22 PPH conditions. Information refers to where each patient lived, rather than the location of the hospital where they were admitted. Rates have been age-standardised to facilitate comparisons between populations with different age structures, as the rates of many health conditions vary with age. Hospitalisations from both public and private hospitals are included. Bed days are the number of days from admission to separation (discharge, transfer, change of care type or death) for all relevant hospitalisations. Same day hospitalisations (where the admission and separation occur on the same date) are allocated one bed day. For more information refer to the Technical Note that accompanies Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015–16. Data can be downloaded from www.myhealthycommunities.gov.au/explore-the-data

Sources: AIHW analysis of the National Hospital Morbidity Database and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Estimated Resident Population.