Report

Disparities in potentially preventable hospitalisations across Australia, 2012–13 to 2017–18

Hospitals Patients Public health Australia
Description

The potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) indicator is a proxy measure of primary care effectiveness. PPH are specific hospital admissions that potentially could have been prevented by timely and adequate health care in the community.

This report highlights disparities in PPH rates between populations, particularly the very young and the elderly, those in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, remote areas, and Indigenous Australians, and illustrates some challenges and opportunities for PPH reporting.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2020