Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (252KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • What does the indicator set cover?
      • Are the indicators ready for use?
      • How might public reporting of these Indicators make a difference?
  • Body section
    1. Introduction (111KB PDF)
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Purpose of this report
    2. Methods (449KB PDF)
      • 2.1 Consultation
      • 2.2 Scope
      • 2.3 Definitions of safety and quality
      • 2.4 Framework for the indicators
      • 2.5 Support projects
      • 2.6 How the indicators were selected
    3. Recommended indicators: a summary (149KB PDF)
      • 3.1 List of recommended indicators
      • 3.2 Alignment with the indicator framework
      • 3.3 Measurability, data sources and international comparisons
    4. Taking the indicators forward (219KB PDF)
      • 4.1 Reporting of indicators - public reporting, levels and frequency, reporting formats
      • 4.2 Priorities for further development
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Recommended indicators (674KB PDF)
        • Enhanced primary care services in general practice
        • General practices using a register and recall system for patients with chronic disease
        • People with moderate to severe asthma who have a written asthma action plan
        • Management of hypertension in general practice
        • Management of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
        • Annual cycle of care for people with diabetes mellitus
        • Cervical cancer screening rates
        • Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule
        • Eye testing for target groups
        • Quality of community pharmacy services
        • Developmental health checks in children
        • People receiving a medication review
        • Assessment for risk of venous thromboembolism in hospital
        • Pain assessment in the Emergency Department
        • Reperfusion for acute myocardial infarction in hospitals
        • Stroke patients treated in a stroke unit
        • Complications of transfusion
        • Health Care Associated Infections acquired in hospital
        • Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia in hospitals
        • Adverse drug events in hospital
        • Malnutrition in hospitals and residential aged care facilities
        • Pressure ulcers in hospitals and residential aged care facilities
        • NCCH 2008Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals and residential aged care facilities
        • Complications of anaesthesia
        • Accidental puncture/laceration in hospital
        • Obstetric trauma - third and fourth degree tears
        • Birth trauma - injury to neonate
        • Postoperative haemorrhage
        • Postoperative venous thromboembolism
        • Unplanned return to operating theatre
        • Unplanned re-admission to an Intensive Care Unit
        • Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR)
        • Death in low mortality DRGs
        • Independent peer review of surgical deaths
        • Discharge medication management for acute myocardial infarction
        • Timely transmission of discharge summaries
        • Mental health admitted patients having seclusion
        • Post-discharge community care for mental health patients
        • Quality of palliative care
        • Functional gain achieved in rehabilitation
        • Multidisciplinary care plans in sub-acute care
        • Oral health in residential aged care
        • Unplanned hospital re-admissions
        • Inappropriate co-prescribing of medicines
        • Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations
        • Lower-extremity amputation in people with diabetes
        • Cancer survival
        • Failure to diagnose
        • Potentially avoidable deaths
        • Patient experience
        • Presence of appropriate incident monitoring arrangements
        • Accreditation of health care services
      2. Consultation Process (168KB PDF)
        • National Indicators Advisory Group
        • Key messages from stakeholder consultation
        • Proposed indicators that were removed or revised and new indicators added
        • Consultation Feedback – in detail
      3. Types of indicators and how they are used (113KB PDF)
      4. Alignment with the indicator framework (237KB PDF)
      5. Support Projects (138KB PDF)
        • OECD patient safety indicators
        • Measuring and reporting mortality
        • Primary care
      6. National Hospital Morbidity Database (131KB PDF)
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures