Data from aged care service programs, ACAT assessments and the National Death Index (NDI) have been linked to create the Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) link map. The database is suitable for person-based analysis of aged care pathways and patterns of program use over time.
PIAC 2014 covers aged care assessments and use of key aged care service programs, as well as deaths from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014. The programs included are: Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP); Residential aged care (RAC); Aged care package programs (CACP/EACH/EACHD and the Home Care Packages Programme which replaced these earlier programs in August 2013); Transition Care Program (TCP); Home and Community Care (HACC). Deaths data are from the NDI.
PIAC 2014 contains the link maps between the PIAC person id and records in the National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) tables, the HACC schema tables and the NDI. Tables with preferred demographics and a list of care events (cleaned for date overlap) for PIAC person id have been derived.
from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014
PIAC 2014 generally covers aged care assessments and use of key aged care service programs, and deaths from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2014.
Data are not available for all years for all programs:
Deaths data are from the NDI September 2015 update. Deaths from 1 July 1997 are included.
Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) technical guide
External links and information
Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) topic on GEN
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