National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Seeing an allied health professional or nurse, 2011–12
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Seeing an allied health professional or nurse, 2011–12
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Percentage of people who saw an allied health professional or nurse in the last 12 months.
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:
This indicator was calculated using data from the National Health Survey (NHS) 2011–12.
Numerator refers to the number of people who saw an allied health professional or nurse in the last 12 months.
Participants in the ABS Australian Health Survey in 2011-12 were asked whether they had consulted a GP, specialist, dentist, other health professional, been admitted to the hospital, visited an outpatient clinic, or visited emergency/casualty or a day clinic in the preceding 12 months. Only the category "other health professional" was included in this measure.
Health professionals other than a doctor or a dentist included Aboriginal Health Worker, accredited counsellor, acupuncturist, alcohol and drug worker, audiologist/audiometrist, chemist (for advice only), chiropodist/podiatrist, chiropractor, diabetes educator, dietician/nutritionist, naturopath, herbalist, hypnotherapist, nurse, occupational therapist, optician/optometrist, osteopath, physiotherapist/hydrotherapist, psychologist, social worker/welfare officer, speech therapist/pathologist or other.
The numerator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for people who responded that they saw an allied health professional or nurse and who were enumerated within the particular Medicare local catchment.
The denominator was calculated as the sum of calibrated sample weights for people 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. Note: These benchmarks have not been calibrated for Medicare Local geography.
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.
National Health Performance Authority suppression protocols
|100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
|Number of people who saw an allied health professional or nurse in the last 12 months
|Numerator data elements:
|Denominator data elements:
|Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups.
|Disaggregation data elements:
|Unit of measure:
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:
|PAF-Equity of access
|National Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:
|Australian Bureau of Statistics
Source and reference attributes
National Health Performance Authority
|National Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework