OSR and NKPI for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Data Framework

Closes 14 Jun 2021

Opened 3 May 2021

Overview

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

These data are the best available information relating to the primary health care services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by IAHP funded providers. They comprise an invaluable resource for health services and policy makers and are a strategic data asset of national significance. The draft OSR and NKPI for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Data Framework sets out how this data may be accessed and utilised.

Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder and community feedback on the draft OSR and NKPI for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Data Framework. The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued and will contribute to the final framework document.

At the conclusion of this consultation feedback and submissions will be used to create the final draft which will then be considered by the Health Services Data Advisory Group for endorsement.

Give us your views

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Contracted Service Providers

Interests

  • Regulatory policy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Strategic Policy