National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services, 2020
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services, 2020|
|Synonymous names:||Elapsed time for the Home Care Program|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
Median and 90th percentile elapsed time (as distinct from waiting time) between an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval and assignment of a home care package.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2020) Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019|
|Outcome area:||Aged Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
ACAT approval date for a home care package represents the date of a person’s approval, noting the approval needs to be linked to the package assigned. For instance, a person may be approved for a home care package on multiple occasions. If a person is approved at a level 2 and then reassessed at a later date and approved for a level 3, their wait time to when they were assigned their level 2, would be measured from the earlier approval date.
Assignment date represents the date that My Aged Care assigned the home care package.
Service type: home care package—level 1, 2, 3 and 4. The levels of care are:
Disaggregation by state and territory is based on the location of the person assigned the home care package.
Presented as months elapsed from ACAT approval date to package assignment date.
Elapsed time in months calculated separately for each home care package level. Number of months waited at 50th percentile (median) and 90th percentile. The 50th and 90th percentiles have been rounded to the nearest whole number of months.
Number of months between ACAT approval and assignment of a home care package for clients.
|Numerator data elements:|
2018–19—State and territory, by recipient's location of residence.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2020 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2018–19.
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Government Department of Health
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services, 2019 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020