Technical notes

Health services funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) collect and supply important Indigenous health data sets to the Department of Health as part of their funding agreements. These are the:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Key Performance Indicators (nKPI)—a set of indicators that are collected twice a year at the health service level and which aggregate information on the regular clients that a health service sees.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: Online Services Report (OSR)—responses to an annual questionnaire that contains information about the organisations that provide primary health care services for Indigenous Australians.

This chapter contains information to aid interpretation of the OSR and nKPI collections. Specific information on data quality for each collection period can be found in the data quality statements for each collection period available on the AIHW’s Metadata Online Registry (METeOR).