National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||PI 46-Rates of Services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2012|
Number of hospital outpatient occasions of service per 1,000 population
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2012)|
Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
Outpatient: A patient who does not undergo a hospital's formal admission process, excluding patients receiving services through emergency departments, community health settings, and other outreach.
Outpatient occasion of service: An interaction between one or more health care professionals with one or more non-admitted patients, for assessment, consultation and/or treatment intended to be unbroken in time. A service event means that a dated entry is made in the patient/client's medical record.
Outpatient care categories: allied health, dental, dialysis, drug and alcohol, endoscopy, mental health, other medical/surgical/obstetric.
Excludes public psychiatric hospitals.
Counts individual occasions of service only (excludes group outpatient occasions of service).
Crude rates of service (age of patient is not available).
Occasions of service for diagnostic imaging, pathology and pharmacy excluded as different counting methods apply to these categories, and methods vary by state and territory.
Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.
Presented per 1,000 population.
|Computation:||1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of outpatient occasions of service in hospitals|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator data elements:|
2009–10—State and territory, by type of outpatient care (major categories and total)
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2009–10.
The scope of the National Public Hospital Establishment Database is public hospitals, including public acute hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol hospitals and dental hospitals.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim|
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2012
Supersedes 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, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2012
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