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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 55-Younger people with disabilities using residential, CACP and EACH aged care services, 2012 QS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termQuality Statement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term500109
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 14/01/2015

Relational attributes

Indicators linked to this Quality statement:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 55-Younger people with disabilities using residential, CACP, and EACH aged care services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

Data quality

Quality statement summary:Help on this term
  • The data used to produce this indicator are from an administrative data collection designed for payment of subsidies to services providers and contain accurate data on client numbers and characteristics.
Institutional environment:Help on this term

Approved providers of residential and community care submit data to Medicare Australia to claim subsidies from the Australian Government. This data is provided to DoHA to administer services under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care Principles.

The data quality statement was developed by the Department of Health and Ageing and includes comments from the AIHW. The AIHW did not have all of the relevant datasets required to independently verify the data tables for this indicator. For further information see the AIHW website.

Timeliness:Help on this term

Claims are submitted by approved providers on a monthly basis for services delivered under residential aged care, Community Aged Care Packages (CACP), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD). Data for the current reporting period is available in October each year.

Accessibility:Help on this term

Information on definitions used in the indicators is available in the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Principles, in the Residential Aged Care Manual 2009 and draft Community Packaged Care Guidelines 2007.

Interpretability:Help on this term

Aggregated data can be obtained on request from the Department of Health and Ageing and from AIHW’s Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care Program report.

Relevance:Help on this term

The data provide complete coverage of aged care services funded by the Australian Government under the programs identified above.

Accuracy:Help on this term

No issues, other than a client may be counted more than once as they may have had multiple care types, or care across multiple states, during the 12 months period.

Australian total is not necessarily the sum of its components.

Confidentiality

Some cells have been suppressed to protect confidentiality. In order to present as much information as possible without compromising confidentiality, the following practice has been adopted for this indicator:

Small cells: Cells with a value of less than five have been replaced with ‘<5’.

Other cells: Where necessary for consequential confidentiality, the next smallest cells have been replaced with ‘<x’, where x is its value rounded up to the nearest multiple of 5. If this results in a number greater than the total of the cells, the total value is substituted.

Coherence:Help on this term

The data items used to construct this indicator are consistent and comparable over time.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 55: Younger people with disabilities using residential, CACP and EACH aged care services, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

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