Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Percentage of GP consultations in which psychotropics were prescribed in the management of depression or anxiety 2009-2013|
Results are measured as the percentage of occasions managing depression or anxiety in which a psychotropic (antidepressant, antipsychotic or sedative) was prescribed.
|Indicator set:||National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011–|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
Customised analysis of BEACH data prepared for the National Health Performance Authority by the Family Medicine Research Centre, The University of Sydney, 2009-2013.
|Computation:||100 X (numerator/denominator)|
|Numerator:||The number of depression or anxiety contacts managed with a psychotropic medication. Psychotropic medications were defined as ATC codes N05 and N06.|
|Numerator data elements:|
The number of depression or anxiety contacts during the data period. Depression was defined using ICPC-2 code 76. Anxiety was defined as P01 and P74.
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation:||By Medicare Local catchment.|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Equity of access|
PAF-Effectiveness of access
Data source attributes
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Health Performance Authority|