Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Waiting times for GPs, 2011–12|
|Description:||Percentage of adults who felt they waited longer than acceptable to get an appointment with a GP in the preceding 12 months.|
|Indicator set:||National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011–|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||15 years|
Participants in the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Patient Experience Survey 2011–12 who felt they waited longer than acceptable to get an appointment with a GP.
The numerator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for adults who responded that they waited longer than acceptable to get an appointment with a GP in last 12 months and who were enumerated within the particular Medicare local catchment.
Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.
The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for persons aged 15 years and over who saw a GP for their own health in the last 12 months (excluding proxy interviews) who were enumerated within the Medicare Local catchment.
Person level survey weights were calibrated to independent estimates of the population of interest, referred to as 'benchmarks'. Weights calibrated against population benchmarks ensure that the survey estimates conform to independently estimated distributions of the population, rather than to the distribution within the sample itself. These benchmarks account for the distribution of people across state and territory, age group, and sex categories. These benchmarks have not been calibrated for Medicare Local geography.
Presented as a percentage.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
National Health Performance Authority suppression protocols
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of persons who reported they waited longer than acceptable to get an appointment with a GP in the last 12 months.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who saw a GP for their own health in the last 12 months.|
|Denominator data elements:|
By Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Effectiveness of access|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Accountability:||National Health Performance Authority|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
|Reference documents:||National Health Performance Authority-Performance and Accountability Framework|
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Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Waiting times for GP appointments, 2012–13
Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Waiting times for GP appointments, 2013–14