These data tables present statistics from the Coordination of Health Care Study for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia.

The Coordination of Health Care Study was developed by the AIHW and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to fill a national data gap and provide information on patients’ experiences of coordination of care across Australia. The study included the 2016 Survey of Health Care, which sampled people aged 45 and over who saw a GP between November 2014 to November 2015. The survey was designed to provide robust estimates from each of the 31 PHN areas in Australia.

The statistics in these tables show how patients’ experiences of coordination and continuity of care vary across Australia.

What is a Primary Health Network? 

Primary Health Networks are organisations that connect health services across a specific geographic area, with the boundaries defined by the Australian Government Department of Health. There are 31 PHNs in Australia.

The measures reported from the Survey in these data tables are split into 12 themes:

  • Demographics
  • Health care use
  • Usual GP or place of care
  • Specialist doctors
  • Medications
  • Tests, x-rays and scans
  • Hospital visits
  • Emergency department presentations
  • Physical health
  • Emotional or psychological health
  • Long-term health conditions
  • Health and overall experience

The full list of the 2016 Survey of Health Care questions and responses are available from Survey of Health Care questionnaire.

For more information about the 2016 Survey of Health Care, sample design, and data quality see the Survey of Health Care Explanatory Notes.

For more information about coordination of health care, see Health care quality & performance.