3.07 Selected potentially preventable hospital admissions

This measure reports on the number of hospitalisations for potentially preventable conditions.

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Why is it important?

This measure reports on the number of hospitalisations for potentially preventable conditions. Systematic differences in hospitalisation rates for Indigenous and non‑Indigenous Australians could indicate gaps in the provision of population health interventions (such as vaccination), primary care services (for example, early interventions to detect and treat chronic disease) and continuing care support (for example, care planning for people with chronic illnesses, such as congestive heart failure) (AHMAC 2017).

Related measures

Data sources

  • National Hospital Morbidity Database

References

  • AHMAC 2017. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report. Canberra: AHMAC.