National Primary Health Care Data Asset

Advocacy Member consultations Past consultations National Primary Health Care Data Asset

Closed: 1 May 2019

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) received funding in the May 2018 Federal Budget to develop an enduring National Primary Health Care Data Asset. The Data Asset will fill an information gap—there is currently no national source of data to provide a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s journey and experiences within the primary health care system, including their reason for an encounter with a clinician, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

To this end the AIHW has created an exposure draft of the Data Development Plan (the Plan). This Plan forms the basis of a nationwide consultation.

The draft Plan was developed following consultation across relevant government committees and is now available publicly to gather comprehensive and considered input from the broader community.

The RACGP are preparing a response as part of the public consultation and is seeking your feedback. You can provide feedback via the online survey here.