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Australia's health performance framework

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The Australian Health Performance Framework (868KB PDF) (the AHPF) provides a navigation tool to support reporting on Australia’s health and health care performance. It supersedes the National Health Performance Framework and the Performance and Accountability Framework and should have primacy over other sector-specific frameworks. It is intended that, over time, other existing sector-specific health performance frameworks will be linked to the AHPF.

The AHPF conceptual framework (77KB PDF) highlights the different factors that affect the health of the Australian population (whether internal or external to the health system) and emphasises the interrelationships between factors within the health system.

Note: This initial release of Australia’s health indicators using the AHPF is to support consultation ahead of the main release towards the end of 2019. It mainly focuses on time series data at the national or state/territory level using data that are already available. Development work and data updates including additional indicators and disaggregations (such as local level reporting by Primary Health Network) will be incorporated into future releases as appropriate. Note that there are currently no indicators under the dimension of appropriateness. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is working to develop appropriate indicators for this dimension. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will also continue to develop and improve on the performance indicators and information that is reported. Seeking input from stakeholders, including from clinicians, consumers and academics, will be part of this process.

AHPF information will be continuously improved and expanded. Please provide any feedback using the feedback button at the top right-hand side of the web page to let us know what types of information best suit your needs or how the presentation of the indicators might be improved.

Determinants of health

Health system

Health status

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Excel data file for all AHPF indicators.