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released: 19 Oct 2011 author: AIHW

This technical paper explores the most appropriate method of identifying those separations that occurred in Australian hospitals for which palliative care was a substantial component of the care provided. Coding and collection rules are considered, as well as national admitted patient data for 1999-00 to 2008-09.

ISBN 978-1-74249-211-7; Cat. no. HWI 113; 37pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Data source
      • Three options
    • 2 Collection and coding rules
      • The 'Care type' data item
      • Diagnosis data items
        • Coding standard in the sixth edition of ICD-10-AM
        • Coding standard in earlier editions of ICD-10-AM
        • Principal diagnosis versus additional diagnosis
      • Summary
    • 3 Number of palliative care separations
      • Palliative care separations over time
      • Palliative care separations by sector and jurisdiction
      • Summary
    • 4 Profile of the palliative care separations
      • Differences by jurisdiction
      • Where was the care provided?
      • Characteristics of the separations
        • Length of hospitalisation
        • Diagnosis
        • Procedures
        • Separation mode
      • Summary
    • 5 Recommended approach
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data source
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
          • Standard data exclusions
      • Appendix B: 'Care type' data item
      • Appendix C: Palliative care coding standard
      • Appendix D: Diagnosis code of palliative care
      • Appendix E: Number of palliative care separations
      • Appendix F: Public hospital peer groups
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Identifying palliative care separations in admitted patient data: technical paper. Cat. no. HWI 113. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420172>.

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