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Important notice

The National Health Performance Authority closed on 30 June 2016. From 1 July 2016, activities related to reporting against the indicators contained in the Performance and Accountability Framework (PAF) are the responsibility of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Refer to for further information on the PAF.

The National Health Performance Authority is an independent government agency that monitors and reports on the performance of public and private hospitals, primary health care organisations and other bodies that provide health care services to the community.

We provide nationally consistent, locally relevant and comparable information about Australia’s health system to inform consumers, stimulate and inform improvements and increase transparency and accountability.

The Authority was established under the National Health Reform Act 2011 and became a corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 on 1 July 2014.

The Performance Authority works in close collaboration with the other agencies set up by the National Health Reforn Act to ensure that pricing, quality and performance measures for public hospitals are complementary. These other agencies include the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, which determines the national efficient price for health care services in public hospitals, and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, which promotes initiatives relating to health care quality and safety issues, formulates guidelines and indicators on safety and quality issues and carries out other related functions.

To meet our statutory obligations to report on the performance of Australia’s health system, the Authority operates independently of the federal, state and territory governments.

Following a decison by the Australian Government, the Performance Authority will cease operations as of 30 June 2016 and will transfer its functions to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

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