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AIHW Launches New Online Resources for Assessing Healthcare Performance in Australia

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) launched two new online resources for accessing information about the health of Australians and health care performance.

The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) was created by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee (AHMAC) as a single mechanism for system-wide health reporting and analysis of how Australia is tracking in terms of health and health system performance. Users can also access information released by the AIHW and other key national, state, territory and non-government agencies, such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the National Health Funding Body, the Victorian Agency for Health Information, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, the NSW Bureau of Health Information and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

And, for the first time, the new MyHospitals reporting platform will bring local level data together with the state and territory and national level information previously published through the long-standing Australian Hospitals Statistics series of reports. The new platform presents data and information on spending on hospitals, workforce issues, hospital activity, the safety and quality of care in hospitals and access to hospital services. It also includes new My Local Area functionality that allows users to explore data about a specific hospital or local hospital network.

New information has also been released on Elective Surgery waiting times 2018-19 and Emergency Department care 2018-19.

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