A range of data sources are used to provide an overview of palliative care services in Australia, including, but not limited to:
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED)
Hospitals – Admitted patient care and specialised facilities for palliative care
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)/Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Data (RBPS)
Palliative Care-related medications
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data collection
Medicare-subsidised palliative medicine services
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) palliative care outcomes collection
Palliative Care Outcomes
National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse
Palliative Care for people living in residential aged care
National Health Workforce Data Set (NHWDS)
Palliative Care Workforce
More information about the use of these data sources is contained within the data source page of the Palliative care services in Australia report.
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