Analysis and reporting
The National interRAI Data Analysis and Reporting Centre collects, analyses and interprets information from interRAI assessments.
The information does not identify individuals but provides the ability to benchmark service providers and also detect areas of high health need or where there might be emerging incidences of a particular health issue, to inform policy and service development.
The Centre holds all selected response data, outcome scales and clinical assessment protocols for every interRAI assessment that is completed in New Zealand.
interRAI data provides information that helps health professionals, researchers and policy makers with service planning and delivery.
Access interRAI data at national, regional, DHB and population subgroup level through interRAI Data Visualisation.
Reports for aged residential care facilities
Four times a year, each aged residential care facility in New Zealand receives a report of their own data, including comparisons with other facilities within their DHB and nationally, and comparisons with other similar sized facilities. Access to the reports is via the health sector’s Sharepoint site Connex.
Reports for home care providers
Home care providers receive regular individual reports each January and July. These reports use data from client assessments and compare a provider’s clients with all clients for both Contact and Home Care assessments. The reports are available via the health sector’s Sharepoint site Connex. The first report will become available in January 2018.
Reports for District Health Boards
The District Health Boards receive quarterly reports for cross-DHB and national level comparisons.
- Compliance report: Percentage of people in aged residential care who have a subsequent interRAI long term care facility (LTCF) assessment completed within 230 days of the previous assessment, by facility and by DHB.
- Benchmarking report: Summarised interRAI assessment data in New Zealand by DHBs, DHB regions and nationally.
Individual requests for data
Organisations and individuals (e.g. researchers) can request interRAI assessment data from the Centre. All applications will be considered on an individual basis against specific criteria.