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The National Health Performance Authority’s work is underpinned by the Performance and Accountability Framework that was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments and released in May 2012. The Performance and Accountability Framework identifies 48 indicators against which performance will be measured under the domains of equity, effectiveness and efficiency. There are 17 hospitals indicators and 31 indicators for primary health care organisations.
The Performance and Accountability Framework states that the Authority will produce Hospital Performance reports and Healthy Communities reports. To provide information that is meaningful for consumers, clinicians and service providers, each report focuses on a subset of indicators that relates to a particular aspect or sector of health care. Some reports will address a combination of indicators for hospitals and primary health care organisations. The National Health Reform Act 2011 provides for the Authority to develop additional indicators over time.
The COAG Health Council, which comprises Commonwealth, state and territory health ministers, will continue to monitor the data reporting requirements.
Published date: 11 December 2015