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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to GPs, medical specialists or prescribed medications due to cost, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 16-People deferring access to GPs, medical specialists or prescribed medications due to cost, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term402433
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/10/2011
Description:Help on this termProportion of people who required treatment but deferred that treatment due to cost, by type of health service
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to GPs, medical specialists or prescribed medications due to cost, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term15 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term100 x (numerator ÷ denominator) calculated separately for each type of treatment (GP, medical specialist, prescribed medication).
Numerator:Help on this term

(a) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months because of cost.

(b) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months because of cost.

(c) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months because of cost.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Reason for delaying or not seeking treatment
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this term

(a) Total Australian population aged 15 years and over.

(b) Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.

(c) Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2009—State and Territory, by type of treatment (GP, medical specialist, prescribed medication)

2009—Nationally by type of treatment (GP, medical specialist, prescribed medication), by:

  • remoteness 
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Type of treatment
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

Referrals to medical specialists exclude referrals for pathology and imaging.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2009

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[NN.NN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P16-People deferring recommended treatment due to financial barriers, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to cost, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Dental services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 58-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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