National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30b–Elapsed time for aged care services: home care packages, 2021
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services: home care packages, 2021|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 19/11/2020|
Median and 90th percentile elapsed time in months between an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval for home care and assignment of a home care package.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standard 19/11/2020|
|Outcome area:||Aged Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
Elapsed time for aged care services: home care packages is calculated by subtracting the date at which the home care package was assigned (offered) on the My Aged Care system from the date at which the ACAT delegated package was approved. Presented as months, whereby a month is taken as 30.5 days on average.
Elapsed time in months calculated separately for each home care package level and priority.
Elapsed times have been measured at the 50th (median) and 90th percentile of the range for all elapsed time calculations during the reporting period.
Number of months between ACAT approval and assignment of a home care package for people.
|Numerator data elements:|
2019–20—State and territory, by assigned package level and priority of service.
Disaggregation by assigned package level is based on which of the four package levels the client was assigned to. The package levels are:
Disaggregation by state and territory is based on the location of the person assigned the home care package, according to the address entered in My Aged Care for that person.
Disaggregation by priority of service is based on whether the package has been assigned to the high or medium part of the National Prioritisation System. A person's priority for service is determined at the time of their assessment.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2019–20.
To access an Australian Government subsidised home care package, a person must undergo an Aged Care Assessment and be found eligible ('approved') for that care type. 'Approval' specifically is an administrative step in the assessment process, granted by a specified delegate in the assessment workforce and following a comprehensive, preferably face-to-face assessment of the person and their care needs.
The assignment date represents the date that My Aged Care assigned (offered) the home care package. People are advised of their assignment via letter and their client portal in My Aged Care. Post-assignment, a person has up to 56 days in which to take up their assigned package. They can seek a 28 day extension at any stage within the 56 day period if they require more time to decide.
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Government Department of Health
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30a–Elapsed time for aged care services: residential aged care, 2021 Health, Standard 19/11/2020
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30b–Elapsed time for aged care services: Home Care Packages, 2022 Health, Standardisation pending 20/07/2021
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30–Elapsed time for aged care services, 2020 Health, Standard 16/01/2020