Table 1

25 Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council Core Indicators developed by expert review and consensus in 2007–2008 for implementation in the Aboriginal and Islander Community Control Health Services in Queensland

DomainWhy and evidenceWhat—indicator
Workload and accessPlanning and monitoring service capacity (overall)16
  • Numbers of patients seen in clinic: adults and children

  • Proportion of Indigenous patients

  • Episodes of care: by staff categories

Health determinants, risk loads, preventionPlanning and monitoring service capacity (health promotion/allied health/BI capacity)
Monitor progress in risk load reduction2 14 22
  • Smoking prevalence

  • Prevalence of at-risk alcohol consumption

  • Prevalence of overweight/obesity

  • Level of physical activity

  • Health checks: adults and kids—4 categories

Chronic disease careMonitor workloads
Monitor quality of care delivered14 23–26
  • Number of diabetics and prevalence in service population

  • Glycaemic control: HbA1c completion and values

  • CHD clients on GP management plan

  • BP: checking BPs of all adults, prevalence of hypertension

  • BP: management of hypertension—checking BP and medication use

  • Risk of renal disease: eGFR, ACR—completion and renal function status

MCHMonitor workloads
Monitor quality of care delivered27 28
  • Antenatal care access: number of pregnant women who gave birth

  • Timing of antenatal care

  • Adequate Antenatal Care

  • Proportion of low-birth weight and high-birth weight babies

  • Proportion of preterm/term births

  • Underweight and overweight children

WorkforcePlanning and monitoring service capacity (overall)29
  • Accreditation

  • % of Aboriginal and Islander Staff

  • Student placements

  • FTE vacant positions

  • ACR, albumin creatinine ratio; BP, blood pressure; CHD, chronic heart disease; eGFR, glomerular filtration rate; FTE, full time equivalent; GP, general practitioner.