The Australasian Clinical Indicator Report (ACIR) 21st Edition, which presents clinical indicator results and trends from 2012 to 2019 was launched at the ACHS Virtual Awards Ceremony on 26 November 2020.
You can download a PDF version of the ACIR 2020 here.
For the in depth retrospective data in full for each of the 20 Clinical Indicator sets feature in the ACIR, click here.
As Australia’s most statistically-detailed, national report on the performance of 633 healthcare organisations (HCOs) the ACIR covers an eight-year period and gives a comprehensive statistical overview of the results for each clinical indicator set. This assists HCOs to determine their own level of performance within a national context. The ACIR remains the most enduring clinical indicator set in the world, consistently capturing data and measured trends over 27 years.
In 2019, 114 clinical indicators showed statistically significant positive trends. Eight sets had an improvement in most of the indicators in that set. Improvements was noted in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care, Day Patient, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology, Hospital in the Home, Hospital-Wide, Infection Control and Intensive Care. Significant improvements include:
Areas where the potential to make improvements exist:
In 2019, 15 clinical indicators showed statistically significant undesirable trends. Significant deteriorations are:
ACHS President, Professor Len Notaras AM said that respect for the report grows as the value of the overall data increases cumulatively, especially from clinicians who make decisions on the results.
“This is a valuable asset that assists in enhancing quality improvements in healthcare by building a clear understanding of where improvements as well as deteriorations are occurring”, he said. “With nearly 26,000 data submissions included there is no other comparable dataset in the world which has the same statistical depth to it.”
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