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Notice given 4 March 2002

156  Senator Evans: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing—With reference to Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT), can the following details be provided (in a breakdown by state and territory) for the 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 financial years:

(1) How many ACAT assessments were carried out.

(2) How many individuals were assessed.

(3) What was the average number of assessments for those assessed.

(4) How many ACAT assessments resulted in an assessment that the person required residential high care.

(5) How many ACAT assessments resulted in an assessment that the person required residential low care.

(6) How many ACAT assessments resulted in an assessment that the person required community care in the form of a community aged care package.

(7) How many ACAT assessments resulted in an assessment that the person did not require one of the above forms of care.

(8) How many ACAT assessments took place (identify separately) while the person assessed was in hospital, at home, in a hostel or other location.