Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction 
      1. Aims of this report
    2. Palliative care in Australia 
      1. What is palliative care?
      2. The increase in palliative care
      3. Palliative care services in Australia
      4. Implications for data collection
    3. Existing palliative care data
      1. National Hospital Morbidity Database
      2. National Public Hospitals Establishments Database
      3. Private Health Establishments Collection
      4. National Census of Palliative Care Services
      5. Other data developments
      6. Issues in data development
    4. Performance indicators in palliative care 
      1. Issues in developing performance information
      2. Future development for performance indicators
    5. Development of the National Minimum Data Set for Palliative Care 
      1. Initial development of the NMDS - palliative care
      2. Recent development of the NMDS - palliative care
    6. Future directions
      1. Proposed data developments
      2. Work program
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Performance indicators proposed by Palliative Care Australia 
      • Appendix B: Data requirements for palliative care performance indicators
      • Appendix C: Data elements recommended by the Victorian Department of Human Services for inclusion in the National Minimum Data Set - palliative care
      • Appendix D: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare;
        Structures and data development processes for national health information
    • References