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National Health Performance Framework

The National Health Performance Framework consists of three domains; health status, determinants of health and health system performance. The inclusion of the three domains reflects the fact that health status are influenced by the impacts of health determinants and health system performance. In developing the framework, equity is considered to be integral to each of the three tiers.

The framework can be used to support benchmarking for health system improvement and facilitate use of data at the health service unit level for benchmarking purposes.

The framework was developed by the National Health Performance Committee (NHPC) which was established in 1999 by the Australian Health Ministers' Conference.

This framework was reviewed by the NHPC in 2007-08. A revised framework was agreed by the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee (NHISSC) and noted by the Health Ministers in September 2009.

Dimensions of this framework