National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2015|
Waiting time between being placed on a public dentistry waiting list and being seen by a dental professional.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2015)|
Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a government dental professional in the last 12 months.
Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a percentage.
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator) calculated separately for two waiting time categories (less than one month, one month or more).|
Number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported being on a public dental waiting list who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic (for their own health) within specified waiting time categories.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported being on a public dental waiting list (for their own health) in the last 12 months.
|Denominator data elements:|
2012–13 (resupplied for crude rate data), 2013–14—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:
2012–13 (resupplied for crude rate data), 2013–14—State and territory, by waiting time category.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013–14 (total population: PEx); 2012–13 (Indigenous: AATSIHS).
In the Patient Experience Survey of 2011/12, waiting times referred only to those who had seen a dental professional at a government dental clinic. These data were used for the 2013 reporting cycle. In 2012/13, the question was expanded to all those who had been put on a waiting list for a government dental clinic and these data are reported in the 2014 reporting cycle. Neither of these options include the possibility of using other services that have been outsourced by a government process.
The ABS Patient Experience Survey is being used as an interim data source for this indicator, while a Public Dental Waiting Times NMDS is developed. The first data available from the new NMDS is expected to be in respect of the 2013-14 financial year.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator. Proxy measure.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2015
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