PI 24 - Blood Pressure result

Proportion of Indigenous regular clients with Type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure measurement result was within specified categories


Proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, have Type 2 diabetes and whose blood pressure measurement result, recorded within the previous 6 months, was less than or equal to 140/90 mmHg.


  • User may select between AIHW's definition of Regular Client (attended the OATSIH-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years), or Communicare's Current Patient status.
  • Patients must be recorded as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both.
  • Only Type II diabetes is considered (any ICPC code of T90). Type I diabetes, secondary diabetes, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), previous GDM, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance are not included. For more information, see System codes.
  • The patient does not have a blood pressure measurement of less than or equal to 140/90 mmHg if either the systolic or diastolic reading is above the threshold (140 and 90 respectively).
  • Only the most recent blood pressure measurement result in previous 6 months is considered.
Table 1. NKPI PI 24
Element Description
Communicare reports
  • Report > National KPI > PI24 Diabetes BP Results
  • Report > National KPI > PI24 Diabetes BP Results Patients

Both diastolic and systolic blood pressure must be recorded at the same time.

A blood pressure is deemed to be low if the systolic value is 140 or less and the diastolic value is 90 or less.

Denominator Regular, Indigenous patients with a diagnosis of Type II diabetes from any time who have a blood pressure recorded.

For more information about condition codes, see Condition codes reference.

Additional data recording considerations
Note: Local clinical items should not contain more than one qualifier with the system code of BPS and one with the system code of BPD as this is not currently supported and may lead to anomalies in both PI 23 and PI24.

For more information, see Qualifier codes.