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released: 27 Jul 2016 author: AIHW

This report summarises information Australia provided to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Health at a glance 2015 report, and compares data supplied by Australia in 2015 with data it supplied for previous years and with data reported by other OECD countries. The OECD HCQIs provide a common set of data about the quality of health care delivered across participating OECD member countries.

ISBN 978-1-74249-963-5; Cat. no. PHE 209; 90pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary materials
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbol
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 OECD's Health Care Quality Indicators
      • 1.2 Australia's Health Care Quality Indicator submissions
    • 2 Methods and data sources
      • 2.1 Data sources for the HCQIs
      • 2.2 Methodological issues
    • 3 Primary care indicators-avoidable hospital separations
      • Overall data comparability and methods
      • 3.1 Asthma hospital separation rate
      • 3.2 COPD hospital separation rate
      • 3.3 CHF hospital separation rate
      • 3.4 Hypertension hospital separation rate
      • 3.5 Diabetes hospital separation rate
      • 3.6 Diabetes lower extremity amputation rate
    • 4 Acute care indicators
      • Overall data comparability and methods
      • 4.1 AMI in-hospital mortality rate
      • 4.2 Haemorrhagic stroke in-hospital mortality rate
      • 4.3 Ischaemic stroke in-hospital mortality rate
    • 5 Cancer care indicators
      • Overall data comparability and methods
      • 5.1 Breast cancer 5-year relative survival rate
      • 5.2 Cervical cancer 5-year relative survival rate
      • 5.3 Colorectal cancer 5-year relative survival rate
    • 6 Patient safety indicators
      • Overall data comparability and methods
      • 6.1 Foreign body left in during procedure rate
      • 6.2 Post-operative DVT rate
      • 6.3 Post-operative PE rate
      • 6.4 Post-operative sepsis rate
      • 6.5 Post-operative wound dehiscence rate
      • 6.6 Obstetric trauma with and without instrument rate
    • 7 Patient experience indicators
      • Overall data comparability and methods
      • 7.1 Consultation skipped due to costs
      • 7.2 Medical tests skipped due to costs
      • 7.3 Prescribed medicines skipped due to costs
      • 7.4 Patient having enough time with doctor
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: OECD HCQI specifications and application of methods
    • Appendix B: Data quality statement summaries
    • Appendix C: Detailed statistical tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2015. Cat. no. PHE 209. Canberra: AIHW.

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