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AMA Submission to AIHW consultation paper: A potentially preventable hospitalisation indicator specific to general practice

21 Nov 2018

The AMA has made a submission in response a consultation paper from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare titled A potentially preventable hospitalisation indicator specific to general practice.


The AMA supports appropriate use of clinical indicators to drive quality improvement but cautions against the misuse of an indicator. As such, it was important for the AMA to respond to this paper.


The consultation paper, developed in collaboration with the RACGP, sought feedback on the development of a specific indicator which would focus on conditions that may be prevented or managed best by general practice to minimise likelihood of hospital admission.


The AMA submission responded to a broad range of questions around the proposed definitions, condition inclusions, specific populations, and related programs. The submission focused on the need for the indicator to be evidence-based and appropriately tested, and that the purpose of the indicator must be about learning and improvement, not assigning fault.

Click on the link below to access the full submission.

Published: 21 Nov 2018