National Healthcare Agreement: PI 49-Residential and community aged care places per 1,000 population aged 70+ years, 2012 QS
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
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|Quality statement summary:|
Approved services submit data to Medicare Australia to claim subsidies from the Australian Government. This data is provided to the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to administer services under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care Principles and to administer places delivered under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Strategy.
The data quality statement was developed by the DoHA and includes comments from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (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.
Numerator: Based on a stocktake of aged care places which were operational at 30 June 2011. Data for the current reporting period is available October each year.
Aggregated data items are published in the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision's (SCRGSP's) Report on Government Services, the Reports on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 prepared by the Department of Health and Ageing, and in the AIHW’s Aged care statistics series.
Further information on definitions is available in the Aged Care Act 1997 and Aged Care Principles, in the Residential Aged Care Manual 2009, draft Community Packaged Care Guidelines 2007, and Transition Care Program guidelines.
Numerator: The data includes all places offered by aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government under the programs identified above.
This indicator does not include services funded through HACC. Further data development is required to develop an indicator of capacity (i.e. places) available under HACC. As an indication of the relative magnitude of the HACC program, in 2010‑11 HACC provided assistance to around 930,000 clients (642,000 clients 70 years or older).
The data used to calculate this indicator are from an administrative data collection designed for payment of subsidies to service providers and have accurate data on the number and location of funded aged care places.
The data items used in this indicator are consistent and comparable over time. This indicator is consistent with other publicly available information about aged care places.
Indigenous population projections have been calculated using a different method compared with that used in previous years. This will have a small effect on comparability with results from previous years.
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Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Residential and community aged care places per 1000 population aged 70+ years, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 49: Residential and community aged care places per 1000 population aged 70+ years, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012