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National Healthcare Agreement: P01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2010 QS

392476 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birth weight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9% of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and babies with unknown birthweight and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. Since 2005, all jurisdictions provide information on Indigenous status of the mother in accordance with t...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P03-Incidence of end-stage kidney disease, 2010 QS

392603 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) from linked mortality and Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) data. It does not include people with ESKD who were not on the ANZDATA registry and did not die in the reference period. The coding list used to estimate ESKD from mortality data is conservative. For disaggregation by state and Indigenous status, data have been reported for four aggregated years to ensure statistical validity. ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2010 QS

392605 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The quality of Indigenous identification in cancer registry data varies between jurisdictions. National disaggregation by Indigenous status is based on jurisdictions with adequate data quality (such as Qld, WA, SA and NT). Remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residential address at the time of diagnosis.
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National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule (Adult Vaccination Survey), 2010 QS

393114 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Adult Vaccination Survey is a random, stratified, Computer Assisted Telephone Interview covering residential households in all parts of Australia. Only households with fixed-line telephones are included. Determining ‘fully vaccinated’ status is challenging because of the recommendations regarding initial and subsequent pneumococcal vaccination (which depend on an individual’s age and the age of initial vaccination (if any)). Given the recall period could be more than five years, this may aff...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P10-Breast cancer screening rates, 2010 QS

392609 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening. These data are only available at the national level. Further breakdown by state and territory would give inaccurate results. Indigenous status data are only available at the national level as cells sizes are too small to provide meaningful comparison between jurisdictions.
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National Healthcare Agreement: P11-Cervical screening rates (National Cervical Screening Program), 2010 QS

392611 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening. These data are only available at the national level. Further breakdown by state and territory would give inaccurate results. Hysterectomy fractions are derived from the 2001 National Health Survey (NHS), and were validated in 2008 using data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database. Indigenous status is not collected by cervical cytology registers.
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National Healthcare Agreement: P12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010 QS

392613 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening. These data are only available at the national level. Further breakdown by state and territory would give inaccurate results. Indigenous status is self-reported by participating individuals. However, high non-response by participants means this data item currently does not give meaningful results. Lack of inclusion of people screened outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBC...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health checks, 2010 QS

392615 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items included in this indicator do not cover all developmental health check activity such as that conducted through state and territory early childhood health assessments in preschools and community health centres. The analyses by state/territory, remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residence of the client as recorded by Medicare Australia at the date of last service received in the reference period. As clients may receive services ...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2010 QS

392640 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
State and territory jurisdictions differ in their approaches to counting clients under care, including different thresholds for registering a client. Additionally, they differ in their capacity to provide accurate estimates of individual persons receiving mental health services. Therefore comparisons between jurisdictions need to be made with caution. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution: Public sector community mental health services (Public) data: There is varying and...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010 QS

392644 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Separations are reported by the jurisdiction of usual residence of the patient, not the jurisdiction of hospitalisation. There is some variation in the recording of diabetes as an additional diagnosis. The number of separations for Western Australia was markedly higher for chronic potentially prevent...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2010 QS

392646 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Coverage of the data collection is almost complete for public hospitals in peer groups A and B. Hospitals in these peer groups provided approximately 69% of all Emergency Department services. The quality of the data reported for Indigenous status in emergency departments has not been formally assessed for completeness; therefore, caution should be exercised when interpreting these data. As the indicator is limited to hospitals in peer groups A and B, disaggregation by remoteness and Indigenous...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P26-Dental services (National Dental Telephone Interview Survey), 2010 QS

392719 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS) is the most comprehensive source of population data on dental health and use of dental services in Australia. Children aged 0-4 years were not surveyed and hence were excluded from service usage rates. Edentulous persons were excluded from service usage rates. As with all survey data, the indicator is subject to sampling error and non-response bias. To indicate the magnitude of sampling error, relative standard errors (RSEs) have been pro...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P28-Public sector community mental health services, 2010 QS

392725 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) is a near-comprehensive collection of data on service contacts provided by specialised mental health services for patients/clients of all public sector community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included across jurisdictions. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality of Indigenous identification a...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P33-Women with at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester of pregnancy, 2010 QS

393033 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) did not include antenatal care data items in 2007 and national data are not currently available. Information about antenatal care in the first trimester was available for New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory only. Antenatal care data items were collected using non-standardised definitions and with variable response rates. The validity of the data is unknown. Completeness of the data varies widely between jurisdictions and comp...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2010 QS

393035 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) contains records for patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery which are managed by public acute hospitals. For 2007–08, coverage of the NESWTDC was about 91% of elective surgery in Australian public hospitals. The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Recor...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2010 QS

393037 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Coverage of the data collection is almost complete for public hospitals in peer groups A and B. Hospitals in these peer groups provided approximately 69% of all Emergency Department services. The quality of the data reported for Indigenous status in Emergency Departments has not been formally assessed, therefore caution should be exercised when interpreting these data. As coverage is limited to hospitals in peer groups A and B, disaggregation by remoteness area and Indigenous status should be ...
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National Healthcare Agreement: P39-Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in acute care hospitals, 2010 QS

407972 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The data used to calculate the indicator were supplied by five states and territories (data for NSW, Victoria and the Northern Territory were not available). They were collected by states and territories through their healthcare-associated infection surveillance programs. The data were collected prior to the development of agreed national definitions and a national agreement on a national indicator. Hence, they were not collected in a consistent manner for 2008-09. They are reported across juri...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010 QS

393039 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on falls are recorded uniformly using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). The recorded number of falls occurring in hospitals may be an under-estimate (as around 25% of the records of separatio...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2010 QS

393041 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on self-harm are recorded uniformly using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). The recorded number of separations involving intentional self-harm may be an under-estimate (as around 30% of separ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 QS

393043 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on procedures are recorded uniformly using the Australian Classification of Health Interventions. Data on diagnoses are recorded uniformly using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). Calculation o...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2010 QS

393045 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Data are only available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) at the national level this year. To date this indicator has been produced by the AIHW irregularly, according to funded ad-hoc requests. Data available for the 2010 CRC baseline report were published in Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004. The indicator cannot be reported by Indigenous status this year as Indigenous identification in the data is not adequate to support ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010 QS

393047 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The number of overnight separations is considered to be more comparable than the total number of separations among jurisdictions and between the public and private sectors. This is because there is variation in admission practices and policies, which mainly lead to variation in the number of same-day ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2010 QS

393049 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Variations in counting and classification practices and in admission practices and policies across jurisdictions may affect the comparability of these data. Interpretation of rates for jurisdictions should take into consideration cross-border flows, particularly in the ACT.
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010 QS

393051 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. There is some variation among jurisdictions in the assignment of care type categories. The number of overnight separations is considered to be more comparable than the total number of separations among jurisdictions and between the public and private sectors. This is because there is variation in adm...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2010 QS

393053 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on procedures are recorded uniformly using the Australian Classification of Health Interventions. Numerators for remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on the reported area of usual residence of the patient, regardless of the jurisdiction of residence. Hence there are mismatches between n...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P52-Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010 QS

393057 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on falls are recorded uniformly using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). Around 25% of the records of separations involving falls did not have a code assigned for the place of occurrence. Consequentl...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010 QS

393068 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. This indicator is a count of separations, not a count of persons. The same person may be hospitalised on more than one occasion during the year. Services other than admitted patient services are not included. Variations in admission practices and policies lead to variation among providers in the number of a...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2010 QS

393076 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The indicator as presented is not a count of patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care. The indicator is presented as a proportion of total separations for persons in the older age groups and cannot be interpreted as a volume of activity. In addition, the diagnosis codes are n...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P61-Teenage birth rate, 2010 QS

393087 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numerator includes births to mothers aged less than 15 years, however the denominator only includes women aged 15 to 19 years. This may result in the rate being slightly overstated. Since 2005, all jurisdictions collect information on Indigenous status of the mother in accordance with the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). No formal national assessment has been undertaken to determine completeness of the coverage or identification of Indigenous mothers in the National Perinatal D...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: P62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2010 QS

393089 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive dataset that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Data on diagnoses are recorded uniformly using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, Australian modification. Numerators for remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on the reported area of usual residence of the patient, regardless ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2011 QS

447891 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother only. Since 20...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2012 QS

500984 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother only. Since 2...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2013 QS

507168 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother only. Since 2...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2014 QS

517770 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother only. Since ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2015 QS

559142 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies. This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight. The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother only. Since 20...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2016 QS

600074 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
• Birthweight is included in the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and data are complete for over 99.9 per cent of babies • This measure only includes births of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight. It excludes multiple births and stillbirths and the measure may therefore differ slightly from information presented in other publications on low birthweight • The National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) includes information on the Indigenous status of the mother and baby. ...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 01-Proportion of babies born with low birth weight, 2018, QS

681694 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The data used to calculate this indicator are from the National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC), which is a national population-based cross-sectional data collection of pregnancy and childbirth. Data supplied for the NPDC consist of the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS), as well as a series of additional data items. The Perinatal NMDS is an agreed set of standardised perinatal data elements for mandatory supply by states and territories to support national reporting. This measure exc...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2013 QS

507189 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The 1982–2009 data files for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory were not available for inclusion in the 2009 version of the Australian Cancer Database (ACD). An extended delay with receipt of mortality data from the Council of Australian Registrars has meant that New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have not been able to close off their 2009 data sets. As a consequence 2009 cancer data for these jurisdictions is not available for reporting purposes. Therefore, t...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2014 QS

517768 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
2010 incidence data for NSW and ACT were not available for inclusion in the 2010 version of the Australian Cancer Database (ACD). The development of the new NSW Cancer Registries system has resulted in a delay in processing incidence data for 2010 onwards. Details of the expected time-line for processing of 2010 cancer incidence data for NSW and ACT are available at: http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/data-and-statistics/accessing-our-data/availability-of-nsw-central-cancer-registry-data#incidenc...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2015 QS

559140 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The 2010 and 2011 incidence data for NSW and the ACT were not available for inclusion in the 2011 version of the Australian Cancer Database (ACD). The development of the new NSW Cancer Registries system has resulted in a delay in processing incidence data for 2010 onwards and therefore the most recent NSW data available for inclusion in the ACD are for 2009. Full details about this situation are given on the web page http://www.cancerinstitute.org.au/data-and-statistics/accessing-our-data/availa...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2016 QS

600076 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The most recent data available for inclusion in this indicator are 2010 for NSW and the ACT and 2012 for the other jurisdictions This indicator only counts one year of incidence data. For jurisdictions that record relatively small numbers of cancers, rates may fluctuate widely from year to year; these changes should be interpreted with caution. The completeness of Indigenous identification in cancer registry data varies between jurisdictions. Those with sufficiently complete identification t...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 03-Incidence of end-stage kidney disease, 2011 QS

447900 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) from linked mortality and Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) data. It does not include people with ESKD who were not on the ANZDATA registry and did not die in the reference period. The coding list used to estimate ESKD from mortality data is conservative. For disaggregation by state and Indigenous status, data have been reported for four aggregated years to ensure statistical validity. R...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2011 QS

447903 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The quality of Indigenous identification in cancer registry data varies between jurisdictions. National disaggregation by Indigenous status is based on jurisdictions with adequate data quality (Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory). Even with adequate data quality, the small numbers behind many disaggregations means certain Indigenous data are not robust enough for meaningful comparisons. Information on adequacy of Indigenous identification i...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2012 QS

500956 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator only counts one year of incidence data. For jurisdictions that record relatively small numbers of cancers, rates may fluctuate from year to year; these changes should be interpreted with caution. The quality of Indigenous identification in cancer registry data varies between jurisdictions. Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory have indicated their Indigenous data quality are sufficient for reporting. Indigenous data for other j...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2015 QS

559125 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). The methodology for estimating the incidence of acute coronary events is based on AIHW analysis of hospital and mortality data, and has been validated using linked data from WA and NSW. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of coding of the principal diagnosis and underlying cause of death in each juris...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2016 QS

600086 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). The methodology for estimating the incidence of acute coronary events is based on AIHW analysis of hospital and mortality data, and has been validated using linked data from WA and NSW. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of coding of the principal diagnosis and underlying cause of death in each juri...
Superseded: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2013 QS

507359 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). It is an interim indicator while validation work is underway. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of coding of the principal diagnosis and underlying cause of death in each jurisdiction. It also relies on the accuracy of coding of transfers to another acute hospital and of death in hospital. Variati...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2014 QS

517754 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). It is an interim indicator while validation work is underway. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of coding of the principal diagnosis and underlying cause of death in each jurisdiction. It also relies on the accuracy of coding of transfers to another acute hospital and of death in hospital. Variati...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 10-Breast cancer screening rates, 2011 QS

447953 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Remoteness and socioeconomic status are based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening, not the location of screening. State/Territory disaggregation by remoteness and socioeconomic status is subject to data quality considerations. Indigenous status data are only available at the national level as cells sizes are too small to provide meaningful comparison between jurisdictions.
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2011 QS

447975 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The suspension of the NBCSP due to a fault in the FOBT kit, and the subsequent remediation process, greatly affected the COAG participation rates for 2009 and should be taken into account when comparing to previous or future COAG data for this indicator. Participation rates were lower when measured against the estimated resident population because fewer people had an opportunity to participate as a result of: the suspension of the NBCSP between 2 May 2009 and 9 November 2009 during which no inv...
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2015 QS

594854 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The data used to calculate this indicator are accurate and of high quality. The mandatory reporting of cancers and deaths provide the most comprehensive data coverage possible. The most recent cancer incidence data available for the calculations were for the year 2009 for NSW and the ACT and 2011 for the other six states and territories. The lack of 2010 and 2011 incidence data for NSW and the ACT may lead to some inaccuracies in the figures presented.
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2012 QS

500257 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Data are currently only available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) at the national level. To date this indicator has been produced by the AIHW irregularly, according to funded ad-hoc requests. The indicator cannot be reported by Indigenous status this year as Indigenous identification in the data is not adequate to support analysis or generation of life tables. The indicator as currently specified is not age adjusted which limits comparability across groups and over t...
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