Indigenous primary health care: PI08a-Number of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723), 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||PI08a-Number of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723), 2012|
NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE INDICATOR HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ITS EQUIVALENT FOR 2013, WITHOUT BEING MADE A STANDARD.
Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, have a chronic disease and who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) within the previous 24 months.
Effective management of chronic disease can delay the progression of disease, decrease the need for high-cost interventions, improve quality of life, and increase life expectancy. As good quality care for people with chronic disease can involve multiple health care providers across multiple settings, the development of multidisciplinary care plans is one way in which the client and primary health care provider can ensure appropriate care is arranged and coordinated.
|Indicator set:||Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators (2012)|
Health, Superseded 23/02/2012
Collection and usage attributes
Count of regular clients who are Indigenous, have a chronic disease and who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) within the previous 24 months.
‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an OATSIH-funded primary health care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the OATSIH-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years.
Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723): The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers (Department of Health and Ageing 2011). Team Care Arrangements, for the purpose of this indicator, are defined in the MBS (Item 723).
Presented as a number.
Calculated separately for each chronic disease type:
A) Type II diabetes
Exclude Type I diabetes, secondary diabetes, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), previous GDM, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance.
B) Cardiovascular disease
C) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
D) Chronic kidney disease
At this stage, this indicator is only calculated for Type II diabetes as currently this is the only relevant chronic disease type with an agreed national definition.
|Numerator:||Calculation A: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, have Type II diabetes and who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723) within the previous 24 months.|
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|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Continuous|
Data source attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
|Further data development / collection required:||Further work is required to reach agreement on national definitions for other chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease.|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)
Department of Health and Ageing 2011. Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. Viewed 27 May 2011,
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Has been superseded by Indigenous primary health care: PI08a-Number of regular clients with a chronic disease who have received a Team Care Arrangement (MBS Item 723), 2013
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