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National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: preliminary results for May 2015 (227KB XLS)

These preliminary results capture summary data from around 240 primary health care organisations that received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as at May 2015. It presents summary data for 21 indicators (14 'process-of-care' and 7 'health outcome' indicators) on maternal and child health, preventative health and chronic disease management. Complete results for May 2015 and June 2016 are due to be released in May 2017 in National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016.

nKPI national reports

National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from December 2014

This is the third national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection. It captures data from more than 230 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents data for 21 ‘process-of-care’ and ‘health outcome’ indicators, which focus on maternal and child health, preventative health and chronic disease management. The report shows improvements against almost all of the indicators.

National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from December 2013

This is the second national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection. It captures data from over 200 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents data for 19 ‘process of care’ and ‘health outcomes’ indicators which focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease and maternal and child health. The report shows improvements against most of the ‘process of care’ indicators.

National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: First national results June 2012 to June 2013

The first national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection captures data from over 200 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents data for 19 ‘process of care’ and ‘health outcomes’ indicators which focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease and maternal and child health. The report shows improvements against most of the ‘process of care’ indicators. It also shows organisations that perform better are spread across different geographic and service delivery environments.

nKPI User guide and data quality

Indigenous nKPI data base user guide cover thumbnailAIHW national key performance indicators database: user guide reporting period ending 30 June 2016 (425KB PDF)

This guide provides an overview of the nKPIs and general tips to assist health organisations in submitting their nKPI data to the AIHW.

The nKPI data collection: data quality issues working paper

The AIHW collects data against a set of national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) from primary health care organisations that provide health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The nKPI data are collected every 6 months, reported back to organisations at the individual service level and compiled for national reporting purposes. The raw data received from health organisations are carefully checked to identify any data quality issues and are corrected, in consultation with services, through an ‘exception reporting’ process before the data are used in any type of reporting.This working paper identifies the most common data quality issues that lead to the issuing of exception reports, and suggests a number of options to improve the data collection process that will reduce the number of exception reports issued.

Related publications

New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services—assessment of the program using nKPI data—December 2012 to December 2013

This report uses the maternal and child health measures in the national Key Performance Indicators on Indigenous primary health care to provide insights into the New Directions Mothers and Babies Services programme. The analyses found that there was an improvement in 7 out of 8 of these measures in organisations receiving New Directions funding.

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011

This is the first publicly released Healthy for Life report published since data collection and reporting began in 2007. Some key findings are that the average birthweight of babies at Healthy for Life services increased from 3,015 to 3,131 grams between the reporting periods ending in June 2008 and June 2011. Over the same period, the proportion of clients who had health assessments increased from 11.7% to 15.2% for those aged 15-54 and from 14.7% to 20.7% for those aged 55 and over. For clients aged 0-14, the proportion who had health assessments decreased slightly from 15.9% to 13.8%.

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Report Cards

Healthy Futures—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Report Card 2016

This report card provides information from about 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) providing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. During 2014–15 these services saw about 275,000 Indigenous clients who received almost 2.5 million episodes of care.About 228,700 Indigenous Australians were regular clients of ACCHSs, where they received maternal and child health services, chronic disease risk factor prevention, and management services. This report card shows rises in the proportion of clients receiving appropriate processes of care for 10 of the 16 relevant indicators.

Healthy Futures—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card

During 2012-13, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) saw just over 250,000 Indigenous clients, who received about 2.1 million episodes of care.Over 210,000 Indigenous people were regular clients of ACCHS. This report shows increases in the proportion of clients receiving appropriate processes of care for ten of the 16 primary health care indicators.

Healthy for Life—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card

Healthy for Life (HfL) report card provides information against Essential Indicators from the HfL Program for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) that have participated in the program since 2007 and the 2010-11 OSR data for ACCHS. In addition, background information on the Indigenous population in general are provided from the 2011 Census preliminary estimates and various AIHW reports. The HfL program is funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and has a strong focus on continuous quality improvement. This report card was produced with funding from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).