Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) 2012

Tier 1: Health Status and Outcomes (1.01–1.24)

The HPF was designed to measure the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH) and will be an important tool for developing the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP).

Page last updated: 15 November 2012

Health Conditions

1.01 Low birthweight
1.02 Top reasons for hospitalisation
1.03 Injury and poisoning
1.04 Respiratory disease
1.05 Circulatory disease
1.06 Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
1.07 High blood pressure
1.08 Cancer
1.09 Diabetes
1.10 Kidney disease
1.11 Oral health
1.12 HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections

Human Function

1.13 Community functioning
1.14 Disability
1.15 Ear health
1.16 Eye health

Life Expectancy and Wellbeing

1.17 Perceived health status
1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing
1.19 Life expectancy at birth

Deaths

1.20 Infant and child mortality
1.22 All-causes age-standardised death rate
1.23 Leading causes of mortality
1.24 Avoidable and preventable deaths
Tier 1: Health Status and Outcomes provides measures of current estimates and recent trends in the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on a range of health issues. These measures show the gap in the prevalence or incidence of health conditions between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians and discuss whether the gap is widening or narrowing over time. Tier 1 shows which health conditions cause the highest morbidity and mortality in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Measures of Health Status and Outcomes are closely related to Tier 2: Determinants of Health and Tier 3: Health System Performance. Improvements in the measures shown by Tier 1 depend on changes in the immediate and underlying determinants of health which are reported in Tier 2, and in the access to, and the effectiveness of, health system performance reported in Tier 3. Improvements in Tier 1 measures will occur only as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are able to live healthier lives and are able to use high quality health services according to need. Readers are encouraged to consider the implications for policies and programs in light of the measures of Health Status and Outcomes as these provide a better understanding of Determinants of Health (Tier 2) and Health System Performance (Tier 3).