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National Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNet growth in health workforce, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term395140
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termNet growth in the health workforce (for the professions of medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives)
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termSustainability Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P65-Net growth in health workforce, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered in the profession but are retired, working outside the profession, on extended leave or working outside Australia.

FTE = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.

The standard working week for medical practitioners  is 40 hours, and the standard working week for nurses/midwives and dentists is 38 hours.

Computation:Help on this term100 x ((Numerator - Denominator) ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetMedical practitioner—hours worked, total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—hours worked (in all jobs), total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, data for 'health professionals' is for medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives only
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—occupation, code ANN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, B01 to B06, C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Medical practitioner—hours worked
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—hours worked (in all jobs)
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, data for 'health professionals' is for medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives only
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—occupation
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, B01 to B06, C01 to C98
Denominator:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the year prior to the reference year
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetMedical practitioner—hours worked, total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—hours worked (in all jobs), total NNN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, data for 'health professionals' is for medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives only
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—occupation, code ANN
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, B01 to B06, C01 to C98
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Medical practitioner—hours worked
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—hours worked (in all jobs)
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, data for 'health professionals' is for medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives only
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—occupation
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Occupation codes for the selected occupations initially available are A01 to A06, B01 to B06, C01 to C98
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHealth professional—principal role, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
AIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
NMDS / DSS
Health labour force NMDS
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Health professional—principal role
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier
Data Source
State/territory health practitioner registration board data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product
Comments:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Nationlly and state/territory by profession, clinician/non-clinician status.

Available disaggregation: Nationlly and state/territory by profession, clinician/non-clinician status.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007 (medical practitioner and nursing/midwifery labour force data), 2006 (dentist labour force data).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEfficiency & Sustainability

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW Health Labour Force Surveys
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceState/territory health practitioner registration board data
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Interim

Initially only medical practitioners, dentists 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 and chiropractic) could 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 used to collect workforce information as part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme will need to be designed carefully to ensure the relevant data on labour force status and hours worked are collected.

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Until data are available from the new National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, the only available data will be for medical practitioners, dentists and nurses/midwives.

For the medical practitioner workforce, report net growth between 2005 and 2006, and between 2006 and 2007 (i.e. two measures).

For the dental workforce, report net growth between 2005 and 2006 (most recent workforce data).

For the nursing/midwifery workforce, report net growth between 2005 and 2007 (2006 data are not available).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P14-Waiting times for GP's, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P24-GP-type services, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011, Indigenous, Archived 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P64b-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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