Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2014|
|Description:||Length of time a person needs to wait to see a GP for an urgent appointment.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014)|
Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs (Patient Experience Survey), 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||15 years|
The interpretation of ‘urgent medical care’ was left to the respondent.
Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a GP in the last 12 months.
Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.
Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a percentage.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator) calculated separately for each waiting time category (within 4 hours; more than 4 hours but within 24 hours; and more than 24 hours).|
|Numerator:||Number of persons who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) within specified waiting time categories.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) in the last 12 months.|
|Denominator data elements:|
2012–13—State and territory, by waiting time category, by:
2012–13—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:
2012–13—Nationally (non-remote areas of Australia only), by waiting time categories, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012–13 (total population, non-Indigenous: PEx; Indigenous: AATSIHS).
Non-Indigenous data from PEx may not be directly comparable with data for Indigenous people from AATSIHS.
Indigenous data for the 2014 CRC report is sourced from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATISHS) component of the AATSIHS.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
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:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey), 2014 QS
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2014