National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015|
|Description:||Length of time a person needs to wait to see a GP for an urgent appointment.|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
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.
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; 4 hours or more but within 24 hours; and 24 hours or more).|
|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 (resupplied for crude rate data), 2013–14—State and territory, by waiting time category, by:
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 (non-remote areas of Australia only), by waiting time category, by sex.
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 only: AATSIHS).
Note, in terms of time series for this indicator, 2011–12 data are comparable to 2012–13. However, 2012–13 data may not be comparable to 2013–14 (as the position in the survey instrument has changed). The ABS will assess this further when the 2013–14 data is available.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|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, 2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12–Waiting times for GPs, 2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2015