ForewordThis is the fifth release of the HACC MDS Annual Bulletin. The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing has compiled the following statistics from state and territory HACC programs to determine the national levels of service care provision, for planning, for policy and for research. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provided assistance with the preparation of this report.
The HACC MDS has improved in its quality and will continue to be an output reporting mechanism for the HACC program.
Previous releases of the HACC MDS Annual Bulletins have seen the sector embrace the statistical findings and the sector has come to rely on it for research into care provision and client and carer characteristics.
The data items collected in the HACC MDS are described in the publication Home and Community Care Program National Minimum Data Set User Guide Version 2.0 which incorporates the HACC Data Dictionary including data items for version 2 of the HACC MDS.
Further information regarding the HACC MDS may be obtained from the Australian Government’s website (http://www.health.gov.au).
Community Care Branch
General InquiriesThe Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing recognises the importance of the HACC MDS data and can provide support to users in data analysis and data provision (subject to the HACC MDS Data Access Protocol). Any queries in regard to the HACC MDS Annual Bulletin can be directed to:
The National HACC MDS Data Custodian
HACC Outcomes Section
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6289 8464
OR via email
Copies of the HACC data access protocol are available on the Department of Health and Ageing website (http://www.health.gov.au).
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An appropriate citationAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing 2008, Home and Community Care Program Minimum Data Set 2006-07 Annual Bulletin, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.
|ABS||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|HACC||Home and Community Care Program|
|MDS||Minimum Data Set|
|SLA||Statistical Local Area (ABS Australian Standard Geographical Classification)|
Symbols in tables
|. .||Not applicable|
|n.p.||Not published by the data source|
|—||Nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)|