The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s MyHealthyCommunities website provides information on 22 conditions for which hospitalisation is considered to be potentially preventable. Age-standardised rates and other contextual information are provided for all 22 conditions, with a focus on five conditions that together contribute most to the number of days spent in hospital for potentially preventable hospitalisations nationally. These conditions are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes complications, congestive heart failure, cellulitis, and kidney and urinary tract infections.
The data are presented at the Primary Health Network (PHN) area and Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3) for 2016-17 as well as earlier years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16).
Links to reports and interactive data tools are provided below:
- Potentially preventable hospitalisations in Australia by small geographic areas in 2016-17
- Report overview - MyHealthyCommunities Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015-16
- Explore the data - My HealthyCommunities Potentially preventable hospitalisations by PHN and SA3 in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16