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This instrument amends the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 3/2017 to include the collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the description of the declared activity, being the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).
Administered by: Health
Registered 26 Nov 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Nov-2020
Tabled Senate30-Nov-2020
To be repealed 16 Jul 2022
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Health Insurance (Quality Assurance Activity Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry) Amendment Declaration 2020

I, PAUL KELLY, delegate for the Minister for Health, make the following amending declaration under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated   23 November 2020                 

Professor Paul Kelly

Acting Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1 —       Preliminary                                                                                             1

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Cessation ................................................................................................................................. 1

5  Repeal....................................................................................................................................... 1

6  Schedule................................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1— Amendments                                                                                          2

 

 

 

 


Part 1— Preliminary

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Health Insurance (Quality Assurance Activity – Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry) Amendment Declaration 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 124X(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4  Cessation

                   Unless sooner revoked, this instrument will cease on the day of cessation of the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 3/2017.

 

5 Repeal

 

This instrument is repealed when it ceases to be in force in accordance with section 4 of this instrument.

6  Schedule

                   Schedule 1 amends the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 3/2017.

 


Schedule 1 — Amendments

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 3/2017

 

1          Item 1, Schedule 1 (Description of Quality Assurance Activity)

 

Omit all the words after “Description:”, substitute:

 

This declaration applies to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).

 

The AOANJRR collects national data on all patients undergoing hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, hand, foot and spinal disc replacement and includes knee osteotomy procedures where this information is collected in hospitals undertaking these types of surgery.

 

The AOANJRR includes Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) which include responses to survey questions completed pre and post-surgery regarding outcomes of surgery. PROMs survey questions address the extent of the pain and disability prior to surgery, as well as the extent and timing of recovery and the presence of complications.

 

Data collected from clinical outcomes and PROMs is analysed to identify factors that result in improved standards in prostheses and surgical techniques as well as improving the benefit and cost effectiveness of those procedures as it relates to patient health status. PROMs data also assists in the design, delivery and funding of health services by aligning clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction with value and efficient, best practice care.

 

Annual and supplementary reports detailing the results of findings are published on the AOANJRR website. Patients, surgeons, hospitals and other stakeholders have access real-time data specific to them via secure online portals.

 

The AOANJRR is operated by the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and data management is contracted to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.