National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Indigenous, Archived 08/06/2011
Indigenous Australians in the health workforce (for selected professions of medical practitioners and nurses/midwives).
Sourced from the the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Health Labour Force Surveys and state and territory registration board data.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
|Outcome area:||Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012|
Indigenous, Archived 04/12/2012
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||The scope of the workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered with the profession but are retired, working outside the profession, on extended leave or working outside Australia.|
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of Indigenous Australians in the health workforce for selected professions|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total health workforce for selected professions|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by profession.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and state/territory by profession.
Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (for medical and nursing/midwifery labour force survey data).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Effectiveness|
Efficiency & Sustainability
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Initially, only medical practitioners and nurses/midwives can be reported on. As the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme data become available, information on all 11 professions covered by that scheme (medical, dental, nursing, midwifery, optometry, osteopathy, occupational therapists, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, chiropractic) will be used. From 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners and medical radiation practitioners will also be included in the Scheme.
Questionnaires to collect workforce information as part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme will need to be designed carefully to ensure sufficient Indigenous status responses are collected.
|Other issues caveats:|
Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, the only available data will be for medical practitioners and nurses/midwives.
Indicators P64a and P64b present complementary information about the Indigenous workforce drawing from AIHW health labour force surveys and state and territory registration board data (P64a) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data (P64b).
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011, Indigenous, Archived 31/10/2011