65 Years+ Influenza Vaccination Coverage
- 1 Basic Facts
- 2 Brief overview of the measure
- 3 General description
- 4 Application and interpretation of the measure
- 5 Calculation of the measure
- 6 Appraisal of the measure
- 7 Other items
- 8 Owner details
Stage of development
Potential or current usage
This measure has been part of the PHO Performance Programme's National Indicator Set since 1 January 2006 and is used to measure how many people 65 years of age and over have had an influenza vaccination within the current influenza campaign.
Brief overview of the measure
This measure focuses on how many people 65 years of age and over have had an influenza vaccination within the current influenza season campaign.
Rationale for selection
The complications of influenza (more commonly known as ‘flu’) in the elderly can be serious or life threatening. As a result, the Government funds the cost of influenza vaccines and their administration for people aged 65 and over and people of any age with certain chronic conditions. Only vaccinations provided to people aged 65 and over are counted by the Programme.
Domain(s) of quality
Application and interpretation of the measure
Stated intent of the measure
Ensuring people 65 years of age and over have influenza vaccinations.
Caveats - Considerations
If a person within the PHO’s target population chooses not to have a vaccination that person is still included as part of the PHO’s target population.
Level of health care delivery/setting
This measure is currently reported by the PHO Performance Programme to PHO level although use of this measure to monitor practice and patient level performance is also possible.
All people aged 65 years and over All people aged 65 years and over who are within the high need population (identified as Māori, Pacific Island and/or Decile 9 or 10)
Stratification by vulnerable populations
The PHO Performance Programme currently uses this measure to monitor at both a total PHO enrolled population level (all PHO enrolled eligible patients) and a high need PHO enrolled population level (whereby high need is identified as Māori, Pacific Island and/or Decile 9 or 10)
This measure is currently funded through the PHO Performance Programme both at a total population level and a high need level.
Calculation of the measure
Output of calculation
Percentage of enrolled patients that are 65 years or over who have received an influenza vaccine during the most recent influenza vaccination campaign.
Number of enrolled persons 65 years and over who have received an influenza vaccine during the most recent influenza vaccination campaign.
Number of enrolled persons 65 years and over (where age is set at the beginning of the most recent influenza vaccination campaign.
Criteria/standard for optimal performance
Every practice within a PHO should have a process in place for identifying / recalling patients 65 years or over to have an influenza vaccination. The PHO Performance Programme goal is: 75% or more of a a PHO’s target population have had a flu vaccination by 30 June of any year.
PHO patient enrolment registers and Influenza Claim Data sourced from the Ministry of Health.
Method of extraction
The link below will take you to the document that defines how the measure is calculated - see '65 Years+ influenza Vaccination Coverage' section of the Indicator Definitions for PHOs document. http://www.dhbnz.org.nz/Site/SIG/pho/Operational-Documents.aspx
Appraisal of the measure
Initial selection of this indicator in 2005 was done by the Ministry of Healh using a consensus process. Since then the indicator has been reviewed and refined in consultation with the PHO Performance Programme Advisory Group - refer to link for current membership list All changes have been endorsed by the PHO Performance Programme Governance Group - refer to link for current membership list
Date of entry to library
Owner (Organisation name)
PHO Perfomance Programme
Creator (Organisation name)
PHO Performance Programme