Potentially preventable hospitalisations condition descriptions

Vaccine-preventable conditions

Acute conditions

Chronic conditions


Acharya A, Khan S, Hoang H, Bettiol S, Goldberg L & Crocombe L 2018. Dental conditions associated with preventable hospital admissions in Australia: a systematic literature review. BMC Health Services Research 18(1):921. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3733-2.

Almqvist C, Worm M & Leynaert B 2008. Impact of gender on asthma in childhood and adolescence: a GA2LEN review. Allergy 63(1):47-57.

Anderson P, Craig E, Jackson G & Jackson C 2012. Developing a tool to monitor potentially avoidable and ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations in New Zealand children. New Zealand Medical Journal 125(1366):25-37.

Atherton J, Sindone A, De Pasquale C, Driscoll A, MacDonald P, Hopper I et al. 2018. National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of heart failure in Australia 2018. Heart, Lung and Circulation 27(10):1123-208.

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2013. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: First Results, Australia, 2012–13. ABS Cat no. 4727.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS.

ABS 2018a. National Health Survey: First Results, 2017–18. ABS cat. no. 4364.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS.

ABS 2018b. Patient experiences in Australia: Summary of Findings, 2017–18. Canberra: ABS.

ACCD (Australian Consortium for Classification Development) 2016. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM)—10th edn. Adelaide: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) & AIHW 2017. The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation. Sydney: ACSQHC.

Australian Dental Association, NSW 2019. ADA NSW Position on Potentially Preventable Dental Hospitalisations in Children. Viewed 13 August 2019.

AIHW 2011. Monitoring acute coronary syndrome using national hospital data: an information paper on trends and issues. Cat. no. CVD 57. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2017. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 data tables and dynamic data display (web). Cat. no. WEB 170. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2018a. A potentially preventable hospitalisation indicator specific to general practice. Cat. no. HSE 214. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2018b. Northern Territory Outreach Hearing Health Program: July 2012 to December 2017. Cat. no. IHW 203. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2019a. Oral health and dental care in Australia. Cat. no. DEN 231b. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2019b. High blood pressure. Cat. no. PHE 250. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 August 2019.

AIHW 2019c. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 19. Cat. no. BOD 22. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2019d. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), associated comorbidities and risk factors. Cat. no. ACM 40. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 2 September 2019.

AIHW 2019e. Asthma. Cat. no. ACM 33. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 3 September 2019.

AIHW 2019f. Indicators of socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Cat. no. CDK 12. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2019g. Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease 2016–17. Cat. no. CVD 86. Canberra: AIHW.

AIHW 2019h. Cardiovascular disease. Cat. no. CVD 83. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 2 September 2019.

AIHW 2019i. Bronchiectasis. Cat. no. ACM 36. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 2 September 2019.

ASHA (Australasian Sexual Health Alliance) 2018. Australian STI management guidelines for use in primary care. Sydney: ASHA. Viewed 22 July 2019.

ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) 2018. Australian Immunisation Handbook. Canberra: Department of Health. Viewed 29 July 2019.

Bellon M, Barton C, McCaffrey N, Parker D & Hutchinson C 2017. Seizure-related hospital admissions, readmissions and costs: Comparisons with asthma and diabetes in South Australia. Seizure 50:73-9.

Caffery L, Bradford N, Meurer M & Smith A 2017. Association between patient age, geographical location, Indigenous status and hospitalisation for oral and dental conditions in Queensland, Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health 23(1):46-52.

Charles P, Whitby M, Fuller A, Stirling R, Wright A, Korman T et al. 2008. The etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in Australia: why penicillin plus doxycycline or a macrolide is the most appropriate therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases 46(10):1513-21.

Chung K & Shelat V 2017. Perforated peptic ulcer - an update. World journal of gastrointestinal surgery 9(1):1-12.

COAG (Council of Australian Governments) Health Council 2015. Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives: Australia’s National Oral Health Plan 2015–2024. Adelaide: South Australian Dental Service.

Desai D, Gilbert B & McBride C 2016. Paediatric urinary tract infections: Diagnosis and treatment. Australian Family Physician 45:558-63.

Diabetes Australia 2019. Viewed October 4 2019.

Douglas K & Redman C 1994. Eclampsia in the United Kingdom. British Medical Journal 309:1395.

Epilepsy Australia 2019. Viewed October 4 2019.

Flanagan D, Fisher T, Murray M, Visvanathan R, Charlton K, Thesing C et al. 2012. Managing undernutrition in the elderly Prevention is better than cure. Australian Family Physician 41:695-9.

Flores-Mireles A, Walker J, Caparon M & Hultgren S 2015. Urinary tract infections: epidemiology, mechanisms of infection and treatment options. Nature Reviews. Microbiology 13(5):269-84.

Foxman B 2002. Epidemiology of urinary tract infections: incidence, morbidity, and economic costs. The American Journal of Medicine 113(1):5-13.

Foxman B 2010. The epidemiology of urinary tract infection. Nature Reviews Urology 7(12):653-60.

Franco AV 2005. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 19(6):861-73.

Gerhard-Herman M, Gornik H, Barrett C, Barshes N, Corriere M, Drachman D et al. 2017. 2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients with Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation, 135(12), e726–e779. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000471

Huang JQ, Sridhar S & Hunt RH 2002. Role of Helicobacter pylori infection and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in peptic-ulcer disease: a meta-analysis. Lancet 359(9300):14-22.

Jarvis T, Chan L & Gottlieb T 2014. Assessment and management of lower urinary tract infection in adults. Australian Prescriber 37(1):7-9.

Jervis-Bardy J, Sanchez L & Carney AS 2014. Otitis media in Indigenous Australian children: review of epidemiology and risk factors. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 128(S1):S16–27.

Kong K & Coates H 2009. Natural history, definitions, risk factors and burden of otitis media. Medical Journal of Australia 191:S39-43.

Laine L & Jensen D 2012. Management of patients with ulcer bleeding. American Journal of Gastroenterology 107(3):345-60.

Li-Kim-Moy J, Yin J, Patel C, Beard F, Chiu C, Macartney K et al. 2016. Australian vaccine preventable disease epidemiological review series: Influenza 2006 to 2015. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report 40(4):E482-E95.

Lung Foundation Australia 2018. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Factsheet. Lung Foundation Australia.

Maguire G 2012. Bronchiectasis A guide for primary care. Australian Family Physician 41:842-50.

Mitchell H & Katelaris P 2016. Epidemiology, clinical impacts and current clinical management of Helicobacter pylori infection. Medical Journal of Australia 204(10):376-80.

NACDH (National Advisory Council on Dental Health) 2012. Report of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health 2012. Canberra: Department of Health.

National Asthma Council Australia & Lung Foundation Australia 2017. Asthma–COPD overlap. Melbourne: National Asthma Council Australia.

National Blood Authority 2012. Blood Management Guidelines. Canberra: National Blood Authority. Viewed 19 August 2019.

National Blood Authority 2019. Treating anaemia and managing iron. Canberra: National Blood Authority. Viewed 18 November 2019.

National Heart Foundation of Australia 2016. Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults – 2016. Melbourne: National Heart Foundation of Australia.

Nedkoff L, Briffa T, Preen D, Sanfilippo F, Hung J, Ridout S et al. 2011. Age- and sex-specific trends in the incidence of hospitalized acute coronary syndromes in Western Australia. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 4(5):557-64.

Newton P, Davidson P, Reid C, Krum H, Hayward C, Sibbritt D et al. 2016. Acute heart failure admissions in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory: the NSW HF Snapshot Study. Medical Journal of Australia 204(3):113 e1-8.

Nicholson C & Lee A 2019. Bronchiectasis Toolbox. Viewed 2 September 2019.

Nitzan O, Elias M, Chazan B & Saliba W 2015. Urinary tract infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: review of prevalence, diagnosis, and management. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity: targets and therapy 8:129-36.

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Pasricha S, Flecknoe-Brown S, Allen K, Gibson P, McMahon L, Olynyk J et al. 2010. Diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anaemia: a clinical update. Medical Journal of Australia 193(9):525-32.

Peterson C, Walker C & Coleman H 2019. 'I hate wasting the hospital's time': Experiences of emergency department admissions of Australian people with epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behaviour 90:228-32.

Phoenix G, Das S & Joshi M 2012. Diagnosis and management of cellulitis. British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition) 345(7869):38-42.

Poon L, Shennan A, Hyett J, Kapur A, Hadar E, Divakar H et al. 2019. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) initiative on pre-eclampsia: A pragmatic guide for first-trimester screening and prevention. International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics 145(Suppl 1):1-33.

RACGP (The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) ‘Silver Book’ National Taskforce 2006. Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities (4th edition). Melbourne: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Reddel H, Sawyer S, Everett P, Flood P & Peters M 2015. Asthma control in Australia: a cross-sectional web-based survey in a nationally representative population. Medical Journal of Australia 202(9):492-7.

RCH (The Royal Children's Hospital) 2019. Clinical practice guideline on febrile seizure. Melbourne: RCH. Viewed 4 October 201.

RHD Australia (ARF/RHD writing group), National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 2012. The Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn). Northern Territory: RHD Australia, Menzies School of Health Research.

Roffi M, Patrono C, Collet JP, Mueller C, Valgimigli M, Andreotti F et al. 2016. 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation: Task Force for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Presenting without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). European Heart Journal 37(3):267-315.

Rogers J, Adams G, Wright F, Roberts-Thomson K & Morgan M 2018a. Reducing potentially preventable dental hospitalizations of young children: a community-level analysis. JDR Clinical and Translational Research 3(3):272-8.

Rogers J, Delany C, Wright C, Roberts-Thomson K & Morgan M 2018b. What factors are associated with dental general anaesthetics for Australian children and what are the policy implications? A qualitative study. BMC Oral Health 18. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0638-8.

Sahle B, Owen A, Mutowo M, Krum H & Reid C 2016. Prevalence of heart failure in Australia: a systematic review. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 16(1):32.

Spaeth B, Shephard M & Omond, R 2017. Clinical application of Point-of-Care Testing in the remote primary health care setting. Quality in Primary Care 25(3):164-75.

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Therapeutic Guidelines 2019a. eTG complete: Cellulitis and erysipelas. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd. Viewed 26 June 2019, www.tg.org.au.

Therapeutic Guidelines 2019b. eTG complete: Pelvic inflammatory disease and postprocedural pelvic infection. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd. Viewed 4 October 2019, www.tg.org.au.

Therapeutic Guidelines 2019c. eTG complete: Pneumonia diagnosis and follow-up. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd. Viewed 4 October 2019, www.tg.org.au.

Vidaillac C, Yong V, Jaggi T, Soh M-M & Chotirmall S 2018. Gender differences in bronchiectasis: a real issue? Breathe (Sheffield, England) 14(2):108-21.

WAPHA (WA Primary Health Alliance) 2017. Lessons of Location: Potentially preventable hospitalisation hotspots in Western Australia 2017. Government of Western Australia Department of Health.

World Health Organization 2015. The global prevalence of anaemia in 2011. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Wilson I, Hawkins S, Green S & Archer J 2012. Suboptimal anti-epilepsy drug use is common among indigenous patients with seizures presenting to the emergency department. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 19(1):187-9.

Yap M, Kok M-R, Nanda S, Vickery A & Whyatt D 2018. Hospital admissions and emergency department presentations for dental conditions indicate access to hospital, rather than poor access to dental health care in the community. Australian Journal of Primary Health 24(1):74-81.

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