Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations Data

Page last updated: 06 November 2018

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:

In addition, the Healthy Communities: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2013-14 flagship report, released 10 December 2015 can be found via the link below: