National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with cancers, 2018
METeOR identifier:658483
Registration status:Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
Description:

Five-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Superseded 16/06/2019
Outcome area:Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2018 QS Health, Standard 30/01/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

The probability of surviving 5 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: period estimates from 1982 to 2010.

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 the person at diagnosis.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

Probability of surviving for five years in the people diagnosed with cancer.

Numerator data elements:
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
NDI is used for linkage with the Australian Cancer Database to update additional death information


Denominator:

Probability of surviving for five years in the general population

Denominator data elements:
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:

2010–14—Nationally, by:

  • sex

2010–14—Nationally, by (not reported):

  • sex by cancer type (bowel cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, female breast cancer, cervical cancer).
Disaggregation data elements:
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:

Most recent data available for 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2010–14.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:
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:

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2012. Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010. Cancer series no. 69. Cat. no. CAN 65. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2019 Health, Superseded 13/03/2020