The national key performance indicators for Indigenous primary health organisations

Presented by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

Since 2011, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been collecting individual service level data from Indigenous primary health care organisations against a set of national key performance indicators.

These indicators look at both the organisational processes and health outcomes in the areas of maternal and child health; preventative health and chronic disease management.

The AIHW works with services to improve their data quality and return the data back to services to inform their own continuous quality improvement activities.

This presentation will discuss what we do with the data and share some of the key findings from the national key performance indicators.


Dr Indrani Pieris-Caldwell is the Head of the Indigenous Primary Care Reporting Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The Unit is responsible for the collection, management and reporting of data from over 200 Indigenous primary health organisations across Australia that are funded by the Australian government.

Indrani has a PhD in Demography from the ANU.

Before joining AIHW Indrani worked on demographic and health research projects in collaboration with the ANU and the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh.


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