Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 60-Access to services compared to need, 2011|
|Description:||Proportion of people who accessed health services by health status|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011)|
Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
|Outcome area:||Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Indigenous, Standard 11/09/2012
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||15 years of age|
Categories of self-assessed health status are excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. These should be combined into two categories for reporting: excellent/very good/good and fair/poor.
For the service type admitted hospitalisations, access is recorded based on the last 12 months. For all other services access is recorded based on the last 2 weeks.
Rates are directly age-standardised.
Limited to people aged 15 years or over.
The service types to be reported are admitted hospitalisations; casualty/ outpatients; GP and/ or specialist doctor consultations; consultations with other health professional; dental consultation.
Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a percentage; 95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each type of service and by categories of self-assessed health status.
|Numerator:||Number of people aged 15 years and over who accessed particular health services in the past 12 months (for hospital admissions) or 2 weeks (for other health services)|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 15 years and over|
|Denominator data elements:|
Nationally and by state and territory, by service type, by:
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2004-05 (total population: NHS); 2004–05: (Indigenous status: NATSIHS and NHS)
NO NEW DATA FOR 2011 REPORTING.
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
Every 3 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Every 6 years
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to GPs, medical specialists or prescribed medications due to cost, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2012
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 08-Access to health care compared to need, 2011