Summary over time

Table 1 presents a selection of results over time for organisations reporting to the Online Services Reporting (OSR) collection.

Table 1: Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations, selected results, 2013–14 to 2019–20 (number)
 

2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

2019–20
(a)

Organisations

203

203

204

196

198

210

196

Clients

418,910

434,610

461,483

444,721

483,073

498,206

468,500

Indigenous clients

323,566

344,331

364,389

364,087

391,860

393,101

382,607

Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff

7,401

7,664

8,083

7,869

8,215

8,343

7,634

Health FTE staff

4,526

4,728

4,738

4,673

4,938

4,824

4,509

Employed FTE staff

7,108

7,359

7,766

7,600

7,945

7,981

7,352

Employed Health FTE staff

4,266

4,454

4,457

4,439

4,695

4,495

4,258

Employed Indigenous FTE staff

3,798

3,873

4,118

4,004

4,254

4,130

3,817

Health FTE per 1,000 clients

10.8

10.8

10.3

10.5

10.2

9.9

9.6

Average contacts per client

11.0

11.6

11.7

12.4(b)

12.6

12.2

11.6

Average episodes of care per client

7.9

8.2

8.5

7.3(b)

7.5

7.6

7.5
  1. Unlike in previous years, for 2019–20, reporting to the collection was made voluntary in acknowledgement of the additional pressures on organisations because of COVID-19.
  2. Episodes of care data for 2016–17 are not comparable with other years because changes were made to the types of contacts counted as an episode of care. There were also corrections made to the counting rules used by one clinical information system which did not fully align with the episode of care definition (which had not changed since originally agreed in 2008–09). These led to lower numbers of episodes of care recorded and potential undercounts for some services in 2016–17. This also affected counts of client contacts.

Notes:

  1. Excludes data from organisations that received funding only for maternal and child health services. See Maternal and child health organisations section for selected data.
  2. See also Technical notes and Impact of COVID-19 for information on interpreting changes over time.

Source: AIHW analysis of OSR data collection.

Number of Indigenous clients by organisation type and reporting period

This Tableau visualisation shows the number of Indigenous clients by organisation type (ACCHO and non-ACCHO) for reporting periods 2013–14 to 2019–20. There is a selection drop down menu which changes the category to one of the following:

·         Organisations

·         Clients

·         Indigenous clients

·         Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff

·         Health FTE staff

·         Employed FTE staff

·         Employed Health FTE staff

·         Employed Indigenous FTE staff

·         Health FTE per 1,000 clients

·         Average contacts per client

·         Average episodes of care per client

Data supporting this visualisation are available in Excel supplementary data tables at Data.

 

Maternal and child health organisations reporting to the OSR

Results presented in this report exclude data from the OSR organisations that received funding only for maternal and child health services. Selected data from these organisations are presented in Table 2.

Table 2: Maternal and child health organisations, selected results, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (number)
 

2018–19

2019–20(a)

Organisations

22

19

Clients

7,964

8,018

Indigenous clients

5,723

5,387

Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff

119.4

99.9

Health FTE staff

86.6

76.6

Employed FTE staff

116.4

95.7

Employed Health FTE staff

83.9

72.7

Employed Indigenous FTE staff

68.1

38.3

Health FTE per 1,000 clients

10.9

9.6

Average contacts per client

8.9

5.9

Average episodes of care per client

4.2

4.5

  1. Unlike in previous years, for 2019–20, reporting to the collection was made voluntary in acknowledgement of the additional pressures on organisations because of COVID-19.

Note: See also Technical notes and Impact of COVID-19 for information on interpreting changes over time.

Source: AIHW analysis of OSR data collection.