Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017) Potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015–16, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 29 January 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017). Potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015–16. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/potentially-preventable-hospitalisations-2015-16
Potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015–16. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 14 July 2017, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/potentially-preventable-hospitalisations-2015-16
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015–16 [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017 [cited 2023 Jan. 29]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/potentially-preventable-hospitalisations-2015-16
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017, Potentially preventable hospitalisations 2015–16, viewed 29 January 2023, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/potentially-preventable-hospitalisations-2015-16
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This web update provides the latest rates of potentially preventable hospitalisations for Australia’s 31 Primary Health Network areas and more than 300 smaller local areas. It updates information for 22 conditions where hospitalisation may have been prevented by timely and appropriate provision of primary or community-based health care. Results are highlighted for five conditions that contribute most to the number of days spent in hospital for potentially preventable hospitalisations: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes complications, congestive heart failure, cellulitis, and kidney and urinary tract infections.
This report was first published on the MyHealthyCommunities website.
Around 6% of all hospitalisations were potentially preventable
Nationally, potentially preventable hospitalisations accounted for nearly 2.7 million bed days
Rates of potentially preventable hospitalisations varied greatly across local areas
The age-standardised rate of national potentially preventable hospitalisations was 2,643 per 100,000 people
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