National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30-Elapsed time for aged care services, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 30-Elapsed time for aged care services, 2015|
The elapsed time between an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval and entry into a residential aged care service or commencement of a Home Care Package.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2015)|
Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
|Outcome area:||Aged Care|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30-Elapsed time for aged care services, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
ACAT approval refers to the approval date of the most recent ACAT assessment prior to admission into residential care or commencement of a Home Care Package.
Service type: Residential care - high care; Residential care - low care; Home Care Package - levels 1-2; Home Care Package - levels 3-4.
Elapsed time period: within two days or less, seven days or less, less than one month, less than three months, less than nine months.
Analysis of Indigenous status is by self-reported indication on the associated last ACAT assessment record made before entry into aged care.
Disaggregation by state and territory is based on the location of the aged care service.
Disaggregation by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is based on the recipient's postcode at time of assessment.
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator/Denominator) calculated separately for each service type and elapsed time period.|
|Numerator:||Number of new aged care recipients who commence a service within elapsed time periods during the financial year.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of new aged care recipients during the financial year.|
|Denominator data elements:|
2013–14—State and territory, by service type, by:
2013–14—Nationally by service type, by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles.
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting:
Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013-14.
This indicator needs to be interpreted with care. The measure of 'elapsed time' is utilised because the period of time between the ACAT approval and entry into residential aged care or commencement of a Home Care Package may be due to factors which cannot be categorised as 'waiting' time. These include:
The measure is most relevant for high residential care recipients as the link between entry to residential care and elapsed time is stronger for high care residents than low care residents or community care packaged recipients. This is due to the urgency for high care residents and the greater number of alternatives for people with ACAT approvals for low care or community aged care packages.
From 1 August 2013, the new Home Care Packages Programme commenced, replacing the previous Community Aged Care Packages (CACP), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) packages. Reporting for Home Care Packages are initially by two broad groups of packages - levels 1-2 and levels 3-4 - due to the relatively very small numbers of initial recipients of Home Care Package levels 1 and 3.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Department of Social Services.
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.
Consideration to be given to collect "reason for delayed uptake" where elapsed time is greater than 3 months.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30-Elapsed time for aged care services, 2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services, 2016
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