National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 33-Full time equivalent health workforce, 2014|
|Description:||Full time equivalent employed health practitioner rate (for the professions of medical practitioners, nurses/midwives, dental practitioners and allied health practitioners).|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
For this indicator, the workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered in the profession but are retired from regular work, working outside the profession, on extended leave of 3 months or more or working outside Australia.
Full-time equivalent (FTE) number = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.
For the purpose of this indicator, a fulltime working week has been defined as 40 hours for medical practitioners and as 38 hours for dental practitioners, nurses and midwives, and allied health practitioners.
Allied health practitioners comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medical practitioners, chiropractors, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists and psychologists.
|Computation:||100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year|
|Numerator data elements:|
Australian population in the reference year
|Denominator data elements:|
2010 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:
2011 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:
2012 —State and territory by age group by profession for the following professions:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provide data originally sourced from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Health Workforce Australia (HWA), and its availability for NHA reporting is dependent upon AHPRA and HWA providing their respective data in accordance with agreed timings (see below for profession-specific details).
Full-time equivalent (FTE) employed health practitioner rates calculated from the National Health Workforce Data Set will be available on a national basis for 2011 and subsequent years.
For medical practitioners, nurses and midwives, dental practitioners and allied health practitioners, 10-year age groups will be needed to support the disaggregation by state and territory. Age groups are: under 25, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65 or over.
Status of the calculation of fulltime equivalent employed health practitioner rate for professions is:
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Efficiency & Sustainability|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2014