Indigenous-specific primary health care national key performance indicators December 2020
Identifying and definitional attributes
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As part of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed that the Australian Government Department of Health, in partnership with the state and territory health departments and in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, would develop a set of key performance indicators for Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations.
The purpose of the Indigenous-specific primary health care National Key Performance indicators (nKPIs) is to provide reporting organisations with data that they can use for continuous quality improvement (CQI) and are based on best practice/clinical guidelines in three areas which are important for Indigenous health:
The data are also used at a national level to support policy, planning and progress (for example to consider progress against the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the Gap targets, and support the national health goals set out in the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023).
The population of interest in the nKPIs is the Indigenous regular client population of Indigenous Specific Primary Health Care organisations or maternal and child health programs/services funded by the Department of Health under its Indigenous Australian Health Programme (IAHP).
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