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This page refers to the Performance and Accountability Framework, an intergovernmental document that assigned various reporting responsibilities to the former National Health Performance Authority. From 1 July 2016, activities related to reporting against the indicators contained in the Framework are the responsibility of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Any performance based management regime incurs the risk of misrepresentation of performance by managers and others.

LHNs are responsible to state and territory governments and are therefore subject to audit by the relevant Auditor General and the relevant internal audit functions of the various departments of health or equivalent.

Medicare Locals will be required to make their performance data available for detailed audit as a contractual requirement for the receipt of Commonwealth funding.

Nevertheless, the Authority will query data that suggests unusually good performance or improvement, in order to provide the opportunity to detail missing contextual information.

Any Authority data queries will be followed up through the pathway through which the data was received. For example, requests for clarification of data provided by LHNs through the states and territories will be followed up through the states and territories.