Investigators: Kim Sutherland (CI), Douglas Lincoln, Julia Chessman, Jean-Frédéric Lévesque, Jason Boyd

The objective is the development of outcome and process indicators with specific adjustments and allowances for patient factors and access to primary care for a more complete measurement of the performance of the NSW public healthcare system.

The general aims for addressing specific questions of healthcare system performance are:

  • Identify a valid and appropriate patient cohort from the 45 and Up Study population
  • Develop an indicator, or suite of indicators making adjustments for patient-reported health and social factors; contacts with primary care sector; and historical and current prescription drug use
  • Develop and release a public report, with companion technical publications, that provides an accurate, fair and comprehensive picture of performance of the NSW public healthcare system in the specified area.