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released: 24 Aug 2006 author: AIHW media release

This report presents the findings of the first national collection of performance indicator data from Australia's palliative care sector. The information collected was designed to support the calculation of four national performance indicators that were developed and agreed by representatives of the states and territories and the Australian Government on the Palliative Care Intergovernmental Forum. The four performance indicators are based on the goals and objectives of the National Palliative Care Strategy and provide some information on the extent to which the Strategy has been implemented.

ISBN 978 1 74024 588 3; Cat. no. HWI 89; $23.00

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (172K PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Abbreviations
    • Acknowledgments
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (363K PDF)
      • Performance information: what does it mean?
      • Palliative care provision in Australia
      • The National Palliative Care Performance Indicator Data Collection 2005
    2. Performance indicator results and issues
      • Summary of results
      • Strategic Plan Collection: performance indicator 1
      • Agency Collection: performance indicators 2-4
    3. Supplementary survey questions
      • Sub-contracting another agency
      • Answering on behalf of the sub-contracted agency(ies)
      • Providing palliative care on behalf of another agency
    4. Feedback results
      • General feedback
      • Feedback on specific questions
      • Looking forward
    5. Lessons learnt and future directions
      • Future data collections
      • Recommended modifications to the PI Collection
  • End matter
    • Appendix (205K PDF)
      • Appendix 1: Administrative health regions
      • Appendix 2: Regional strategic plan survey form
      • Appendix 3: Agency survey form
      • Appendix 4: Agency feedback form
      • Appendix 5: Summary of general respondent feedback
      • Appendix 6: Palliative Care Australia Standards
    • Glossary
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. National palliative care performance indicators: report on the national palliative care performance indicator data collection 2005. Cat. no. HWI 89. Canberra: AIHW.