Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||AHPF PI 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019|
|Synonymous names:||Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers|
|Registration status:||Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019|
Five-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer.
|Indicator set:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019|
Collection and usage attributes
The probability of surviving 5 years in people with cancer is divided by the probability of surviving 5 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.
Presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Probability of surviving for 5 years in the people diagnosed with cancer.
|Numerator data elements:|
Probability of surviving for 5 years in the general population
|Denominator data elements:|
'All cancers combined' comprises ICD-10 (2016 version) codes C00–C97, D45–D46, D47.1 and D47.3–D47.5, except basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin (part of C44). The ICD-10 codes for the cancer types are as follows: bowel cancer C18–C20, lung cancer C33–C34, melanoma of the skin C43, female breast cancer C50 and cervical cancer C53.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2011–15.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||1. Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
Australian Health Performance Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source and reference attributes
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. Viewed 7 November 2019,
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.2–Incidence of selected cancers, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020