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Definition

The elapsed time between an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) approval and entry into a residential aged care service or commencement of a Community Aged Care Package (CACP), Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) package or Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) package.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of new aged care recipients who commence a service within elapsed time periods during the financial year.
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Denominator
Total number of new aged care recipients during the financial year.
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Computation

ACAT approval refers to the approval date of the most recent ACAT assessment prior to admission into residential care or commencement of a CACP, EACH or EACHD.

Service type: Residential care - high care; Residential care - low care; CACP; EACH and EACHD.

Elapsed time period: within two days or less, seven days or less, less than one month, less …

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Disaggregation

2011-12 - State and territory, by service type, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2011-12 - Nationally by service type, by SEIFA IRSD deciles.

2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 - State and territory.

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

ACAT approval refers to the approval date of the most recent ACAT assessment prior to admission into residential care or commencement of a CACP, EACH or EACHD.

Service type: Residential care - high care; Residential care - low care; CACP; EACH and EACHD.

Elapsed time period: within two days or less, seven days or less, less than one month, less than three months, less than nine months.

Analysis of Indigenous status is by self-reported indication on the associated last ACAT assessment record made before entry into aged care.

Remoteness, socioeconomic status and state and territory are based on the reported area of usual residence of the person before entry into aged care.

Presented as:

  • percentage of people admitted by length of entry period and service type.
Numerators
Number of new aged care recipients who commence a service within elapsed time periods during the financial year.
Denominators
Total number of new aged care recipients during the financial year.
Disaggregation

2011-12 - State and territory, by service type, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2011-12 - Nationally by service type, by SEIFA IRSD deciles.

2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 - State and territory.

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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