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released: 12 May 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report summarises information Australia provided in 2013 to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Health Care Quality Indicators 2012–13 data collection and compares data supplied by Australia in 2013 to data Australia supplied in previous years, and to data reported by other OECD countries in the OECD’s Health at a glance 2013: OECD indicators.

ISBN 978-1-74249-571-2; Cat. no. PHE 174; 83pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How does Australia compare on the HCQI indicators?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What's in this report?
      • Assessing the safety and quality of health-care in Australia
      • OECD's health care quality indicators
    • 2 Methods and data sources
      • Specifications for the HCQIs
      • Data sources for the HCQIs
      • Methodological issues for the indicators
    • 3 Primary care indicators
      • 3.1 Asthma hospital separation
      • 3.2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital separation
      • 3.3 Congestive heart failure hospital separation
      • 3.4 Hypertension hospital separation
      • 3.5 Diabetes hospital separations
      • 3.6 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 4 Acute care indicators
      • 4.1 Separation-based AMI 30-day in-hospital mortality
      • 4.2 Separation-based stroke 30-day in-hospital mortality
      • 4.3 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 5 Mental health-care indicators
      • 5.1 Schizophrenia readmissions
      • 5.2 Bipolar disorder readmissions
      • 5.3 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 6 Cancer care indicators
      • 6.1 Breast cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.2 Cervical cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.3 Colorectal cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.4 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 7 Patient safety indicators
      • 7.1 Retained surgical item or unretrieved device fragment
      • 7.2 Accidental puncture or laceration
      • 7.3 Postoperative haemorrhage or haematoma
      • 7.4 Postoperative wound dehiscence
      • 7.5 Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis
      • 7.6 Postoperative sepsis
      • 7.7 Obstetric trauma
      • 7.8 Catheter-related bloodstream infection
      • 7.9 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 8 Patient experience indicators
      • 8.1 Consultation skipped due to difficulties in travelling
      • 8.2 Consultation skipped due to costs
      • 8.3 Medical tests, treatment or follow-up skipped due to costs
      • 8.4 Prescribed medicines skipped due to costs
      • 8.5 Doctor spending enough time with patients during the consultation
      • 8.6 How does Australia compare
  • End matter
    • Appendixes

  • Appendix A: Data quality statement summaries
  • Appendix B: OECD HCQI specifications
    • B.1 Primary care indicators
    • B.2 Acute care indicators
    • B.3 Mental health-care indicators
    • B.4 Cancer care indicators
    • B.5 Patient safety indicators
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2011-12. Cat. no. PHE 174. Canberra: AIHW.