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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.


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.