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ACT Health Reports, including ACT Public Health Services Quarterly Performance Reports

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Public Information Websites

Australian Government Productivity Commission – Report on Government Services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – includes access to My Health Communities, My Hospitals, GEN Aged Care Data

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Public Hospital Funding

ACT Health System-Wide Data Review

In February 2017, the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, announced a System-Wide Data Review to ensure ACT Health’s data management and quality assurance processes are robust and accurate.

On 21 August 2018, Minister Fitzharris presented to the Legislative Assembly the final report from the System-Wide Data Review:

Leading Data Reform - The Way Forward: Outcomes of the ACT Health System-Wide Data Review

The final report outlines nine key themes on which the System‑Wide Data Review focused, together with key findings, recommendations and future activities.

The final report is supported by the  ACT Government Response and the System-Wide Data Review Implementation Plan. This report sets out a work program over three years to fully implement and embed its recommendations. The Implementation Plan outlines this work program in detail, starting with the projects that will commence in the coming six months. There will be rolling six-monthly updates to the Implementation Plan, which will provide information on ACT Health’s progress and to detail activities for the next six months.

ACT Government Response

System-Wide Data Review Implementation Plan

The System-Wide Data Review was supported and informed by the following pieces of work:

Terms of Reference of the System-Wide Data Review and how they were addressed 

Recommendations from external reviews and their statuses 

Essential and priority external reports

Root Cause Analysis

State of consumer data during the System-Wide Data Review

The outcomes of the System-Wide Data Review provide the foundations for reporting the complex datasets that ACT Health holds. The full capability of this reporting will be informed with innovative and leading analytics. It supports ACT Health’s vision of best practice performance and quality as well as continuous improvement of patient outcomes and a commitment to quality health services.

ACT Health Performance Indicators

This table lists all performance indicators that provide information on ACT Health's performance, which are published by ACT Health, the Productivity Commission and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Together with each of the listed performance indicators, the table also provides information on:

  • Indicator Type, listing which commonly-used dimension of quality health service delivery the indicator measures;
  • Source, which provides a link to the relevant website where the most up-to-date data can be found; and
  • Sector, listing which area of health service delivery the indicator measures.

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Indicator Type Indicator / Strategic Objective Source Sector
Access Equity of access by special needs group ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access Mental health service use by selected community groups ROGS Mental Health
Access Availability of PBS medicines ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Equity of access to GPs ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Availability of public dentists ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Early detection and early treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Developmental health checks ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access SO13. The mean number of teeth with dental decay, missing or filled teeth at ages 6 and 12 Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access SO11. Immunisation Rates – ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.3g Immunisation coverage for the primary immunisation schedule measured at 1 year of age, in accordance with the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register3 Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.2c Mental Health Rehabilitation and Specialty Services Annual Report Mental Health
Access AIO 1.2a Adult mental health program community service contacts Annual Report Mental Health
Access AIO 1.3a Samples analysed Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.3b Compliance of licensable, registrable and non licensable activities at time of inspection Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.3c Response time to environmental health hazards, communicable disease hazards relating to measles and meningococcal infections and food poisoning outbreaks is less than 24 hours Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.3d Total number of inspections and proactive site visits of food business Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.3e Number of teachers who complete Food&Me training Annual Report Population Health
Access AIO 1.3f Number of It’s Your Move schools recruited to the Program Annual Report Population Health
Access Outcome - Child immunisation coverage ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Emergency department waiting times ROGS Public Hospitals ED
Access Waiting times for admitted patient services ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access SO01. The number of patients waiting longer than clinically recommended timeframes for elective surgery Annual Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access Number of patients waiting longer than clinically recommended timeframe for Elective Surgery ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access Outcome - Prevalence of mental illness ROGS Mental Health
Access Primary mental health care for children and young people ROGS Mental Health
Access Consumer and carer involvement in decision making ROGS Mental Health
Access Outcome - Mortality due to suicide ROGS Mental Health
Access AIO 1.2b Children and youth mental health program community service contacts Annual Report Mental Health
Access Effectiveness of access to GPs ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Financial barriers to PBS medicines ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Public dentistry waiting times ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.5c Mean waiting time for clients on the dental services waiting list Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access SO02. Percentage of assessed emergency dental clients seen within 24 hours Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access SO04. Proportion of women aged 50 to 69 who had a breast screen Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access SO10. Proportion of the ACT Population that are overweight and obese Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access Outcome - Notifications of selected childhood diseases ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Outcome - Participation for women  in breast cancer screening ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access Outcome - Participation for women in cervical screening  ROGS Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.4a Total breast screens Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.4b Number of breast screens for women aged 50 to 69 Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.4c Percentage of women who receive results of screen within 28 days Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Access AIO 1.4d Percentage of screened patients who are assessed within 28 days Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness Chronic disease management ROGS Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness Use of pathology tests and diagnostic imaging ROGS Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness SO08. Life expectancy at birth in the ACT and Australia, by sex, 2014 Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness Outcome - Participation for women in cervical screening  ROGS Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness SO09. Proportion of the population diagnosed with heart, or vascular disease, including stroke Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Appropriateness SO12. Two Year Participation Rate in the Cervical Screening Program Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Accreditation ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Adverse events in public hospitals ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Sentinel events ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Outcome - Mortality in hospitals ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Services reviewed against the National Standards ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Rate of seclusion –  acute inpatient units ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety AIO 1.2e Proportion of detainees in the Bimberi Youth Detention Centre with a completed health assessment within 24 hours of detention3  Annual Report Mental Health
Quality & Safety Outcome - Physical health outcomes of people with mental illness ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety Outcome - Social and economic inclusion of people with mental illness ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety SO05. Proportion of MH clients who are subject to a seclusion episode while being an admitted patient in an ACT public MH inpatient unit Annual Report Mental Health
Quality & Safety GPs with vocational registration ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety General practices with accreditation ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Electronic health information systems ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Outcome - Influenza vaccination coverage for older people ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Outcome - Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Patient Satisfaction ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Consumer and carer experiences of services ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety Patient satisfaction ROGS Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Continuity of care ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Selected unplanned hospital readmission rates ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety SO03. Percentage of cancer patients who commence radiotherapy treatment within standard timeframes Annual Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Quality & Safety Specialised public mental health consumers with nominated GP ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety Community follow-up after psychiatric admission / hospitalisation ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge ROGS Mental Health
Quality & Safety SO06. Proportion of clients who return to hospital within 28 days of discharge from an ACT acute psychiatric MH inpatient unit  Annual Report Mental Health
Quality & Safety Continuity of chronic disease management ROGS Mental Health
Sustainability Workforce sustainability ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency OC 1 Total cost for Health and Community Care Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.1 Non Weighted Activity Units Annual Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency Cost per admitted patient separation ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency Recurrent cost per non-admitted patient  ROGS Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency SO07. Mean percentage of overnight hospital beds in use Annual Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency Cost of care ROGS Mental Health
Efficiency AIO 1.2d Proportion of detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre with a completed health  Annual Report Mental Health
Efficiency AIO 1.2f Justice Health Services community contacts Annual Report Mental Health
Efficiency AIO 1.2g Percentage of current clients on opioid treatment with management plans Annual Report Mental Health
Efficiency AIO 1.2h Alcohol and Drug Services community contacts Annual Report Mental Health
Efficiency Cost to government of general practice per person ROGS Primary and Community Care
Efficiency SO14. Reduction in the rate of Broken Hips  Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency SO15. Percentage of persons aged 12 to 17 years who smoke regularly Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.5b Number of allied health regional services (occasions of service) Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.5a Number of nursing (domiciliary and clinic based) occasions of service Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.2f Proportion of children aged 0-14 who are entering substitute and kinship care within the ACT who attend the Child at Risk Health Unit for a health and wellbeing screen Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.5e  Proportion of clients attending ‘Well Women's Check’ within the Women's Health Service that are from culturally and linguistically diverse communities Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.5f Proportion of children aged 0-14 who are entering substitute and kinship care within the ACT who attend the Child at Risk Health Unit for a health and wellbeing screen Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Efficiency AIO 1.5d Percentage of the Women’s Health Service Intake Officer’s clients who receive an intake and assessment service within 14 working days of their initial referral Annual Report Primary and Community Care
Quality & Safety Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections MyHospitals Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access Emergency Department waiting times by urgency category MyHospitals Public Hospitals ED
Access Percentage of Emergency Department patients transferred to a ward or discharged within four hours, by triage category MyHospitals Public Hospitals ED
Access Elective surgery patient waiting times by urgency category MyHospitals Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access Cancer care pathway – waiting times for cancer care MyHospitals Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency Relative Stay Index for multi-day stay patients MyHospitals Public Hospitals Inpatients
Efficiency Cost per weighted separation and total case weighted separations MyHospitals Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access EDIS001: Percentage of ED Presentations with a Length of Stay less than or Equal to 4 Hours, Canberra Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS002: Percentage of ED Presentations subsequently admitted with a Length of Stay less than or Equal to 4 Hours, Canberra Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS003: Total ED Presentations by Triage Category, Canberra Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access Mental health service use by selected community groups Quarterly Performance Report Mental Health
Access EDIS005: ED Presentations seen on time by triage category and total Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS006: Median Waiting Time for ED Presentations by triage Category and total median waiting time Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS007: ED Presentations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS008: ED Presentations and Admissions via ED, Patients residing in NSW, ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access EDIS009: Admissions to ED observational wards and Admissions from the ED to other wards Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals ED
Access ESWL001: NSW Residents Accessing Elective Surgery in ACT Public Hospitals who were NSW Residents Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL002: Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients accessing Elective Surgery Waiting Lists Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL003: Median waiting time at Removal from the Elective Surgery Waiting list Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL004: Median Waiting Time at Removal from the Elective Surgery Waiting List by Clinical Urgency Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL005: Total Number of Patients Waiting for Elective Surgery at the End of the Reporting Period Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL006: Total number of Elective Surgery patients waiting longer than clinically recommended timeframes at the end of the reporting period by Surgical Specialty Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL007: Proportion of Elective Surgery patients removed from the Waiting List within Clinically Recommended Timeframes by Clinical Urgency Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL008: Total number of Elective and Emergency Surgeries Performed Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL009: Number of Patients Added to the Elective Surgery Waiting List Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL010: Total Number of Elective Endoscopies Performed Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL011: Number of patients on the Elective Surgery Waiting list who are Not Ready for Care at the end of the Reporting Period Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL012: Number of Patients Waiting for an Elective Endoscopy Procedure Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL013: Median Waiting Time at Removal for an Elective Endoscopy Procedure by Clinical Urgency Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL014: Total Number of Elective Cardiology Procedures Performed and Median waiting time at removal for an elective cardiology procedure Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access ESWL015: Number of Patients Removed from the Elective Surgery Waiting List for Reasons other than Admission for Surgery Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT001: Percentage Utilisation of Funded Overnight Beds, ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT002: Number of Birthing Episodes in ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT003: Total Number of Overnight Patient Bed Days for ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT004: Total number of Inpatient Episodes for ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT005: Average Length of Stay and Total number of Overnight Bed Days for Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care (RACC) Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT006: Total number of Bed days for Nursing Home Type (NHT) Patients Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT007: Total NSW Emergency Surgeries Performed and Total Emergency Surgeries Performed Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT009: Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inpatient Separations Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT010: Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Birthing Episodes in ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT011: Total Number of Day Only Patient Bed Days for ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access INPT012: Caesarean Section Procedures, ACT Public Hospitals Quarterly Performance Report Public Hospitals Inpatients
Access OUPT002: Walk-in Centre Presentations, Belconnen and Tuggeranong Quarterly Performance Report Primary and Community Care
Access OUPT003: Walk-in Centre Top 10 Conditions Quarterly Performance Report Primary and Community Care
Page last updated on: 12 Oct 2018