Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with cancers, 2021|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/09/2020|
Five-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standardisation pending 03/08/2020|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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:|
2012–16 and 2013–17 — Nationally, by:
'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 other 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 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2013–17.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
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
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 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020