National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2022
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||PI 27–Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2022|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
Number of hospital bed days used by patients whose acute (or sub-acute) episode of admitted patient care has finished and who have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and approved for residential aged care.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2022) Health, Standard 24/09/2021|
|Outcome area:||Aged Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of patient days used by patients who are waiting for/unable to access residential aged care, where:
|Numerator data elements:|
Total patient days (including overnight and same-day separations)
|Denominator data elements:|
2019–20—Nationally, by 2016 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles (not reported).
2019–20—State and territory, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2022 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2019–20.
The scope of the NHMD is episodes of care for admitted patients in essentially all hospitals in Australia, including public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free-standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment hospitals and dental hospitals.
For 2019–20 data, the 2016 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2016 geographical unit of Statistical Area 2 (SA2).
Victoria has developed alternative care pathways for older people waiting for residential aged care to be supported outside the acute hospital system. These alternative care pathways impact on the data reporting the number of hospital patient days by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care.
Due to specific state-based attributes relating to the administration of residential aged care in South Australia, data relating to the rate per 1,000 patient days should be interpreted with care.
Disaggregation by remoteness is by the patient's usual residence, not the location of the hospital. Patient days are reported by jurisdiction of hospitalisation, regardless of the jurisdiction of residence. Hence, rates represent the number of patient days for patients living in each remoteness area (regardless of their jurisdiction of usual residence) divided by the total number of patient days for patients living in that remoteness area and hospitalised in the reporting jurisdiction.
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data source attributes
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Substantial work required, the measure requires significant work to be undertaken.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020