Intentional self-harm hospitalisations by PHN areas
The reporting of rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisations by PHN areas can provide localised information to enable PHNs to identify and investigate areas requiring more coordination of care to patients, by working directly with key primary and secondary health care providers and hospitals.
Intentional self-harm hospitalisations, by age and sex, by Primary Health Network areas, Australia, 2020–21.
The distribution plot shows the age-specific rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisations for males and females by all ages and broad age groups (0–24, 25–44, 45–64, 65 and over) for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in 2020-21. Users can also choose to view horizontal stacked bar charts showing numbers and proportion of intentional self-harm hospitalisations for PHNs by all ages and age groups by sex. Rates for all ages were lowest in the Northern Sydney PHN for males (36.2 per 100,000 population) and South Western Sydney PHN for females (63.5). Rates for all ages were highest in Western Queensland PHN for males (199.7) and for females (363.1).
How do rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisations vary across PHN areas?
The rates of hospitalisations for intentional self-harm in 2020–21 varied greatly by PHN area.
- the Western Queensland PHN area had the highest rate (279 hospitalisations per 100,000 population) South Western Sydney PHN area had the lowest rate (52) (Supplementary table National Hospital Morbidity Database NHMD S7)
- the rate per 100,000 population for Australia was 116.
In 2020–21, rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisation for females tended to be highest in those aged 24 and below.
- the highest rate of hospitalisation for intentional self-harm for females aged 24 and below was in the Western Queensland PHN area (583 per 100,000 population; 58 hospitalisations)
- the next highest rate for females aged 24 and below was in the Brisbane North PHN (502 per 100,000 population; 834 hospitalisations).
In 2020–21, rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisation for males tended to be highest in those aged 25-44.
the Western Queensland PHN area reported the highest rate for males in the 25–44 age group (271 per 100,000 population; 23 hospitalisations) followed by Country SA PHN (269 per 100,000 population; 147 hospitalisations).