Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||General Practitioner MBS out of hours health assessment indicator|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether a person's Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) out of hours Health Assessment was conducted by a General Practitioner, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—General Practitioner MBS health assessment indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Yes
A person has received an MBS Health Assessment conducted by a GP.
CODE 2 No
A person has not received an MBS Health Assessment conducted by a GP.
GP attendances are Medicare benefit-funded patient/doctor encounters, such as visits and consultations, for which the patient has not been referred by another doctor. GP attendances exclude services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on a GP’s behalf.
In terms of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) structure, GP attendances comprise all items in:
In terms of 'Broad Type of Service' Groups, GP attendances comprise all items in Broad Type of Services Groups 'A' – GP/VRGP non-referred attendances, 'M' - Enhanced Primary Care and 'B' Non-referred other attendances as published in official MBS statistics by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.