Aged Care Assessment Program National Data Repository
ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
ACAPAged Care Assessment Program
ACATAged Care Assessment Team
ACCRAged Care Client Record
ADLActivities of Daily Living
CACPCommunity Aged Care Package
CALDCulturally and Linguistically Diverse
CURFConfidentialised Unit Record File
DVADepartment of Veterans’ Affairs
EACHExtended Aged Care at Home (package)
EACH DementiaExtended Aged Care at Home for clients with Dementia
HACCHome and Community Care
KPIKey Performance Indicator
LGALocal Government Area
MDSMinimum Data Set
SLAStatistical Local Area
SRSSpecial Residential Service
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2.Terms used in this reportThe following terms are used in this report consistent with the Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) Data Dictionary (AIHW, 2002).
‘At risk’Clients are defined as being ‘at risk’ of admission to residential care if they have any 4 of the following 5 characteristics: aged 80 or over (or Indigenous and aged 60 or over); having a severe or profound core activity restriction; having dementia; living alone and not having a carer. (Note: These characteristics comprise a preliminary set of factors that were identified from an analysis of MDS v1 data: they are subject to review.)
DementiaClients are defined as having dementia if they received Health condition codes 0500 to 0532 as one of the 10 conditions per client reportable in MDS v2. This includes Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and dementia as a symptom of other diseases.
Complete assessmentIn MDS v2, assessments are defined as complete if the Reason for ending assessment is coded “Assessment complete—care plan developed to the point of effective referral”. The MDS v1 equivalent is assessments with a valid recommended long-term living arrangement.
Severe/profound core activity restrictionClients are defined as having a severe or profound core activity restriction if they require assistance or supervision with self-care, movement activities, moving around places at or away from home, or communication.
Multidisciplinary assessmentThis is defined as involving more than one of the professions listed in Assessor profession, counting all medical practitioners as one profession and all nursing professionals as one profession.
Target groupClients are defined as belonging to the target group for the ACAP if aged 70 or over (or Indigenous and aged 50 or over). Young clients are defined as not belonging to the target group for the ACAP.
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3. Glossary of Statistical TermsMeasures of central tendency and dispersion
MeanThe mean is the arithmetic mean, or average.
MedianThe median is the middle value in a set of ordered numbers: for example, the median time from Referral to First Intervention is the time by which 50% of the assessments have reached a first intervention.
90th percentileA percentile is the relative position of a score. The 90th percentile is the value at or below which 90% of the other values fall: for example, the 90th percentile time from Referral to First Intervention is the time by which 90% of the assessments have reached a first intervention.
VarianceVariance is a measure of dispersion around the mean.
CorrelationA correlation coefficient indicates the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables.
Regression (with backward deletion)Regression is a procedure that estimates the strength of relationship between a continuous dependent variable and one or more independent variables (i.e., predictors).
The backward deletion procedure removes one-by-one independent variables that do not have a significant relationship with the dependent variable.
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