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
METeOR identifier:400219
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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:
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, code N[N].N
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Population aged 65 years and over
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based data plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based data plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based data plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based data plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used in conjunction with date of birth to calculate age
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used in conjunction with admission date to calculate age
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Episode
Format:NN[NNN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAdmitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

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'.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P49-Residential and community aged care services per 1,000 population aged 70+ years, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P53-Older people receiving aged care services, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P54-Aged care assessments completed, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P55-Younger people with disabilities using residential, CACP, EACH and EACH-Dementia aged care services, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011