Neil, AL and Gordon, MT, Construction of the Australian Inpatient Export Database (AIED), Australian Health Review, 31, (4) pp. 546-556. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2007 AHHA
Method: Hospital morbidity data for patients resident overseas (Group A) and Medicare ineligible patients resident in Australia (Group B) were sought for the period 1983-84 to 1995-96 from each state and territory health department. Private hospital permission was obtained for the release of identifiable private hospital data.
Results: Data were coalesced into a relational database covering the period 1987-88 to 1995-96. Coding variations between and within jurisdictions over time necessitated the development of a consistent coding mechanism. Group A and Group B patients gave rise to at least 77,568 separations over the period 1987-88 to 1995-96. Of these separations 58,418 (75.3%) should have generated export income and another 10,158 separations (13.1%) were likely to have generated export income. Definite export separations not for dialysis number 52,573, and these form the AIED.
Conclusion: An Australian database of inpatient exports, the AIED, encompassing public and private hospital data has been established for the period 1987-88 to 1995-96. The problems encountered in the course of this study emphasise the desirability of maintaining an adequately resourced national repository for health statistics.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||database, exports, acute care services|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Health informatics and information systems|
|Objective Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Neil, AL (Associate Professor Amanda Neil)|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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