National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||PI 25-Specialist services, 2011|
|Description:||Differential rates for specialist service use (out-of-hospital private patient) per 1,000 population.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011)|
Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25: Specialist services, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012|
Collection and usage attributes
MBS items for specialist services (approximately 5,000 item numbers).
The definition of specialist services is all items in the Department of Health and Ageing and Medicare Australia broad type of service groups for:
Rates directly age-standardised.
Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented per 1,000 population.
|Computation:||1,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator).|
|Numerator:||Number of specialist services claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator data elements:|
2008–09 and 2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles
2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by:
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
This indicator presents rates for total specialist numbers (including all item numbers specified in calculation conditions).
Specialist Services do not include GP/VRGP non-referred attendances, Primary care, Other non-referred attendances, Practice nurse Items, Allied health (including Dental) or Optometry services.
MBS item numbers change over time and need to be updated as required.
MBS items stated above include some historic item numbers not in the current Medicare Benefits Schedule.
There may be overlap between this and other indicators (e.g. Medicare claims for private sector mental health services are also presented in indicator 28).
Inclusion of services reimbursed through DVA, pending advice from DVA.
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008–09 (updated to include DVA data) and 2009–10 with caveats.
|Unit of measure:||servicesType|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Department of Health
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Department of Health and Ageing/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Proxy|
|Other issues caveats:|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P25-Specialist services claimed through Medicare, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2012
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 24-GP-type services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Dental services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Optometry services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 28-Public sector community mental health services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 29-Private sector mental health services, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 37-Waiting times for radiotherapy and orthopaedic specialists, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2011
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