4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antidepressant medicines per 100,000 people, 2013–14
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Antidepressant medicines dispensing, 2013-14|
Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antidepressant medicines per 100,000 people, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.
Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
17 years and under
18 to 64 years
65 years and over
Presented as a number per 100,000 people, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 3.
Analysis by Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient which is based on the patient's Medicare enrolment postcode on the date the prescription was dispensed.
SA3s where the total population was less than 2,500 or where the population of interest was less than 200 are excluded.
Suppression protocol for calculating age standardised rates:
For the population group 17 years and under, the following age groups were used for calculating age standardised rates: 0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-17.
For the population group 18 to 64 years, the following age groups were used for calculating age standardised rates: 18-24, 25-29,....60-64.
100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator), age standardised
For more information about age-standardisation see
Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antidepressant medicines in 2013-14
|Numerator data elements:|
Total population of age group
|Denominator data elements:|
Statistical Area Level 3, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person):
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Data source attributes
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Department of Health
Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care
Source and reference attributes
National Health Performance Authority