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Administrative health region—palliative care strategic plan indicator, yes/no code N

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Short name:Help on this termAdministrative health region palliative care strategic plan indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term288331
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 01/12/2015
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Whether an administrative health region has a written strategic plan which incorporates palliative care elements, as represented by a code. 

Data Element Concept:Administrative health region—palliative care strategic plan indicator

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A palliative care strategic plan may be an entire health region's plan, or an aggregation of the region’s sub-units’ plans. The plan may be specifically for palliative care or a general health service plan that includes palliative care elements.

The palliative care elements in the plan must include all of the following aspects:

  • timeframe (the beginning and end-date in years), with a minimum time period of two years to demonstrate a strategic focus
  • measurable objectives relating to: service access, quality, utilisation, responsiveness and evaluation
  • demonstrated stakeholder involvement in plan development, such as the inclusion of a description of the consultation process in the strategic plan document
  • demonstrated links with the National Palliative Care Strategy
  • implementation strategies (can include resources identified for service delivery)
  • evidence of ongoing development in subsequent plans.

A strategic plan typically has a mission statement, outlines a vision, values and strategies, and includes goals and objectives. A strategic plan may: serve as a framework for decisions; provide a basis for more detailed planning; explain the business to others in order to inform, motivate and involve; assist benchmarking and performance monitoring; stimulate change and become a building block for next plan.

The plan will ideally address both palliative care at the specialist level and palliative care at the primary care (i.e. non-specialist) level.

CODE 1     Yes 
The administrative health region has a written strategic plan which incorporates palliative care elements, and which includes all specified strategic plan aspects.

CODE 2     No 
The administrative health region does not have a written strategic plan which incorporates palliative care elements, or has a plan with only partial coverage of the specified strategic plan aspects.

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Palliative Care Intergovernmental Forum

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Palliative care performance indicators DSS Health, Retired 02/12/2015

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