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The technical information section contains information on data presentation calculation methodologies, data sources and codes and classifications used in compiling the data for the website.

Classifications

The classifications topic area provides a short description of the following classification systems referenced within this site:

  • Australian Statistical Geographical Standard for Remoteness Areas
  • Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD), and the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD)
  • International Statistical Classification of Diseases(ICD)and Related Health Problems
  • ICD-10-AM.

Data Source

This section describes the data sources used to complete the analyses detailed in Palliative care services in Australia.

  • Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health survey (BEACH)
  • National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse
  • National Health Workforce Data Set (NHWDS)
  • National Hospital Morbidity Database
  • National Public Hospital Establishments Database
  • Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC
  • Population data
  • Mortality data
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule data.

Identifying palliative care hospitalisations

The identifying palliative care hospitalisations section provides information on the different data items or code.

  • 'Care type' data item
  • 'Diagnosis' data items
  • Identifying palliative care hospitalisations.

Technical notes

The technical notes provide descriptions of data presentation calculation methodologies, including:

  • Population rates
  • Age-specific rates
  • Age-standardisation rates
  • Average annual rates of change
  • Descriptive analyses
  • Disease-related information
  • Information relating to cancer
  • Patient day statistics
  • Quality of Indigenous status data.