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released: 29 Oct 2007 author: AIHW

This report outlines the need for a data set for community-based palliative care services that is relevant to national policy development and accountability, and provides details of a pilot test of the data set which aimed to evaluate the data items and their permissible values. This data set lays the foundation for the future agreement of a national minimum data set, which would see the collection of ongoing data about community-based palliative care clients for national collection and reporting. The data items within the draft client data set specification include items that relate to: the patient, the episode of palliative care, the episode of grief and bereavement counselling, and each service contact within these episodes.

ISBN 978 1 74024 714 6; Cat. no. HWI 97; 106pp.; Internet only

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AIHW 2007. Report on the pilot test of the community-based palliative care client data collection. Cat. no. HWI 97. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468041>.

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