National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30b–Elapsed time for aged care services: Home Care Packages, 2022
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 30b–Elapsed time for aged care services: Home Care Packages, 2022|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
Note that while the name of this indicator refers to elapsed time, data are reported in terms of waiting time.
Median and 90th percentile waiting time in months between an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval for home care and assignment of a Home Care Package (HCP).
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2022) Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
|Outcome area:||Aged Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
Waiting time for aged care services: Home Care Packages is calculated by subtracting the date at which the HCP was assigned (offered) on the My Aged Care system from the date at which the ACAT delegated HCP was approved. Presented as months, whereby a month is taken as 30.5 days on average.
Waiting time in months is calculated separately for each HCP level and priority.
Wait times measured at the 50th (median) and 90th percentile of the range for all waiting time calculations during the reporting period.
[Date HCP assigned on My Aged Care system – date HCP approved by ACAT] ÷ Average number of days in a month (30.5), median and 90th percentile values.
Number of days between ACAT approval and assignment of a HCP for people.
|Numerator data elements:|
2020–21—State and territory, by assigned HCP level and priority of service.
Disaggregation by assigned HCP level is based on which of the four HCP levels the person was assigned to. The HCP levels are:
Disaggregation by state and territory is based on the location of the person assigned the HCP, according to the address entered in My Aged Care for that person.
Disaggregation by priority of service is based on whether the HCP has been assigned to the high or medium part of the National Priority System (NPS). A person's priority for service is determined at the time of their assessment.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2022 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2020–21.
|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, 2022 Health, Standard 24/09/2021
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 30b–Elapsed time for aged care services: home care packages, 2021 Health, Standard 19/11/2020