Person—General Practitioner attendance indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||General Practitioner attendance indicator|
An indicator of whether a person has had a GP attendance, as represented by a code.
A GP attendance is a non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounter and excludes services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on behalf of medical practitioners.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—General Practitioner attendance indicator|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Yes
A person has received a Medicare-funded GP attendance.
CODE 2 No
A person has not received a Medicare-funded GP attendance.
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' – Non-referred Enhanced Primary Care and 'B' – Non-referred other attendances as published in quarterly and annual MBS statistics by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.
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Supersedes Person—General Practitioner MBS health assessment indicator, yes/no code N
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