Data from aged care service programs, ACAT assessments and the National Death Index (NDI) have been linked to create the Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) link map. The database is suitable for person-based analysis of aged care pathways and patterns of program use over time.

PIAC 2014 covers aged care assessments and use of key aged care service programs, as well as deaths from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014. The programs included are: Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP); Residential aged care (RAC); Aged care package programs (CACP/EACH/EACHD and the Home Care Packages Programme which replaced these earlier programs in August 2013); Transition Care Program (TCP); Home and Community Care (HACC). Deaths data are from the NDI.

PIAC 2014 contains the link maps between the PIAC person id and records in the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) tables, the HACC schema tables and the NDI. Tables with preferred demographics and a list of care events (cleaned for date overlap) for PIAC person id have been derived.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014

Geographical coverage

National 

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply)

Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

PIAC 2014 generally covers aged care assessments and use of key aged care service programs, and deaths from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014.

Data are not available for all years for all programs:

  • ACAP: partial coverage of assessments for 2003-04 and 2004-05. National coverage from 2005-06 to 2013-14.
  • RAC: people using RAC for some of the period 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014.
  • Aged care package programs: people using an aged care package for some of the period 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014.
    TCP: people using TCP for some of the period from program inception (2005) to 30 June 2014.
  • HACC: program use from 2001-02 to 2013-14
  • Deaths data are from the NDI September 2015 update. Deaths from 1 July 1997 are included.

Methodology

Linked admin data

Metadata information

PIAC technical guide

External links and information

PIAC topic on GEN

Contact

[email protected]