Indicators of effectiveness
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Indicators of effectiveness, also known as outcome indicators, provide markers of how close care is to recommended care, monitor outcomes and provide signals to patients and clinicians on quality of care.
The indicator set includes:
These indicators were subsequently included in the Australian national health Performance and Accountability Framework (PAF).a The PAF specifies indicators that are intended to be publicly reported at hospital and Local Hospital Network level. The specification for these indicators is published on the Commission’s website,b and the public and private hospital sector have been provided with a Toolkit, which enables local generation of these indicators.
Ongoing monitoring and review of a set of outcome-based indicators can detect significant variance and highlight issues of data quality and consistency, resources, or of quality of care. High outlier rates should be seen as a prompt to further detailed investigation. Several jurisdictions and private hospital ownership groups generate these indicators, and provide them to hospitals for routine review and investigation of high outlier rates.
Where routine access to linked hospitalisation and mortality datasets is available, or where individual patient follow-up is authorised for studies and registries, the following endpoints are sometimes used in monitoring patient outcomes:
a Available at www.nhpa.gov.au/internet/nhpa/publishing.nsf/Content/PAF.
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Clinical care standard indicators: hip fractureHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
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