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Reporting framework

The National Health Performance Authority is a key element in the reform proposals contained in the National Health Reform Agreement. The agreement seeks to improve health care for all Australians though reforms to the organisation, funding and delivery of health care services and provides for the introduction of national reporting and performance standards.

The National Health Performance Authority is an independent agency that was established under the National Health Reform Act 2011. The Act confers responsibility on the Authority for reporting on the performance of all local hospital networks, public and private hospitals, and primary healthcare organisations across Australia.

The Authority’s work is underpinned by the Performance and Accountability Framework that was provided for in the National Health Reform Agreement. Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments, the Performance and Accountability Framework identifies 48 indicators against which the performance of hospitals and primary health care organisations will be measured.

The National Health Performance Authority Strategic Plan 20122015 is a foundation document which defines the Authority’s role. It sets out our mission, vision and values, and outlines our objectives and strategies.

Further plans have been developed under the umbrella of the Strategic Plan to guide the Performance Authority's activities. The Communications Plan for Public Reporting 2012-2015 supports the effective design and dissemination of reports and products. The Engagement and Consultation Plan 2012-2015 describes the strategies that are employed to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, and consult in relation to report development.

Reporting on individuals?

The National Health Performance Authority does not report on the performance of individual clinicians in hospitals or individual GPs. For more information, see the Performance and Accountability Framework (Policy principles, Section two).

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