Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How does Australia compare on the HCQI indicators?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What's in this report?
      • Assessing the safety and quality of health-care in Australia
      • OECD's health care quality indicators
    • 2 Methods and data sources
      • Specifications for the HCQIs
      • Data sources for the HCQIs
      • Methodological issues for the indicators
    • 3 Primary care indicators
      • 3.1 Asthma hospital separation
      • 3.2 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital separation
      • 3.3 Congestive heart failure hospital separation
      • 3.4 Hypertension hospital separation
      • 3.5 Diabetes hospital separations
      • 3.6 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 4 Acute care indicators
      • 4.1 Separation-based AMI 30-day in-hospital mortality
      • 4.2 Separation-based stroke 30-day in-hospital mortality
      • 4.3 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 5 Mental health-care indicators
      • 5.1 Schizophrenia readmissions
      • 5.2 Bipolar disorder readmissions
      • 5.3 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 6 Cancer care indicators
      • 6.1 Breast cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.2 Cervical cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.3 Colorectal cancer five-year relative survival
      • 6.4 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 7 Patient safety indicators
      • 7.1 Retained surgical item or unretrieved device fragment
      • 7.2 Accidental puncture or laceration
      • 7.3 Postoperative haemorrhage or haematoma
      • 7.4 Postoperative wound dehiscence
      • 7.5 Postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis
      • 7.6 Postoperative sepsis
      • 7.7 Obstetric trauma
      • 7.8 Catheter-related bloodstream infection
      • 7.9 How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 8 Patient experience indicators
      • 8.1 Consultation skipped due to difficulties in travelling
      • 8.2 Consultation skipped due to costs
      • 8.3 Medical tests, treatment or follow-up skipped due to costs
      • 8.4 Prescribed medicines skipped due to costs
      • 8.5 Doctor spending enough time with patients during the consultation
      • 8.6 How does Australia compare
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Data quality statement summaries
  • Appendix B: OECD HCQI specifications
    • B.1 Primary care indicators
    • B.2 Acute care indicators
    • B.3 Mental health-care indicators
    • B.4 Cancer care indicators
    • B.5 Patient safety indicators
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • Related publications