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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with cancers, 2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term497121
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/04/2014
Description:Help on this termFive-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Outcome area:Help on this termHospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The probability of surviving five years in people with cancer is divided by the probability of surviving five years in the general population (matched on age, sex and calendar year).

Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘period’ method of calculation. See Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004 (2008 Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38).

Analyses by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on usual residence of person at diagnosis.

Presented as a percentage.
Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termProbability of surviving for five years in the people diagnosed with cancer.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date (cancer), DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used in 'age at diagnosis' calculation
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Age at diagnosis
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used in 'age at diagnosis' calculation
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Death Index (NDI)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
The NDI is used for linkage with the Australian Cancer Database to update additional death information.
Denominator:Help on this termProbability of surviving for five years in the general population
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
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 plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Mortality identifier
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used to identify number of deaths
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally, by:

  • sex
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Disaggregation by state and territory are not able to be provided this reporting cycle. Substantial development work is required in conjunction with state and territories and their cancer registries. It would require calculation against jurisdictional life tables and approval from cancer registries.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: Survival proportions for cancer diagnosed in 2006–10. 

NO NEW DATA FOR 2013 REPORTING.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceNational Death Index (NDI)
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 SourceAIHW National Mortality Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termAIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2008. Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
<http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10484>

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

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