National Healthcare Agreement: P56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010|
|Description:||Number of admitted sub-acute services to people 65 years or over.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Aged Care|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||65 years and over|
|Computation description:||Presented as number and rate per 1000 population.
Sub-acute care includes separations with a care type of rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, and psychogeriatric care.
|Numerator:||Number of sub-acute care separations for people aged 65 years or over|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 65 years and over|
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|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory (of patient residence): by age group, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Available disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory (of patient residence): by age group, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data for 2008-09 will be available in June 2010.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim
Development is underway on nationally consistent data definitions for measuring growth in sub-acute care services for admitted and non-admitted services which will be due for reporting from 1 2010. This dataset will provide the ability to report an access measure for admitted patients and counts of non-admitted services (not people).
Improving the identification of Indigenous Australians within this data.Only separations can be reported and not the number of people. Hospital systems do not currently contain information to allow the identification of records belonging to the same individual so person counts are not currently possible. Further work is also required in relation to inconsistencies in reporting types of sub-acute care.
|Other issues caveats:||The data quality statement should reflect variation among jurisdictions in the assignment of care types.
Where possible, age groups should be consistent with other indicators in the COAG outcome area 'Aged Care'.
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P49-Residential and community aged care services per 1,000 population aged 70+ years, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P53-Older people receiving aged care services, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P54-Aged care assessments completed, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P55-Younger people with disabilities using residential, CACP, EACH and EACH-Dementia aged care services, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2011
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