Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
    • For consideration
  • 1 Background
    • PPH indicators in Australia
    • The National Hospital Morbidity Database
    • Limitations of current national indicator
  • 2 Proposed general practice focused PPH specification
    • Key definitions and processes for consideration
    • A long-term view of preventability
    • Conditions in scope
    • Amendment of vaccine-preventable conditions to principal diagnosis only
    • Exclusion of contiguous hospitalisations
    • Exclusion of people aged 75 and over
    • Exclusion of same day and hospital-in-the home
    • Exclusion of hospitalisations for selected procedures
    • Change to the categorisation and sub-categorisation of conditions
  • 3 Key findings
    • Vaccine-preventable conditions
    • Acute conditions
    • Chronic conditions
  • 4 Future directions
    • Population groups
    • Complexity
    • Linked data
    • Policies, procedures and programs
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications
  • Appendixes A–I (765KB PDF)