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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 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 60-Access to services compared to need, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421592
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/10/2011
Description:Help on this termProportion of people who accessed health services by health status
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termSocial Inclusion and Indigenous Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

Collection and usage attributes

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

Categories of self-assessed health status are excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. These should be combined into two categories for reporting: excellent/very good/good and fair/poor.

For the service type admitted hospitalisations, access is recorded based on the last 12 months. For all other services access is recorded based on the last 2 weeks.

Rates are directly age-standardised.

Limited to people aged 15 years or over.

The service types to be reported are admitted hospitalisations; casualty/ outpatients; GP and/ or specialist doctor consultations; consultations with other health professional; dental consultation.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage; 95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for rates.

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each type of service and by categories of self-assessed health status.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of people aged 15 years and over who accessed particular health services in the past 12 months (for hospital admissions) or 2 weeks (for other health services)
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons admitted to hospital in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Hospitalised in the last 12 months, not hospitalised in the last 12 months, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons admitted to hospital in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Hospitalised in the last 12 months, not hospitalised in the last 12 months, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who visited casualty/emergency or outpatients
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Visited casualty/emergency or outpatients, not visited casualty/emergency or outpatients, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who visited casualty/outpatients in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Visited casualty/emergency or outpatients, not visited casualty/emergency or outpatients, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who consulted other health professional
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Consulted other health professional, did not consult other health professional, not known, not stated, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who consulted other health professional
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Consulted other health professional, did not consult other health professional, not known, not stated, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who consulted a dentist or dental professional
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Consulted a dentist or dental professional, did not consult a dentist or dental professional, not applicable, not stated
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who consulted a dentist or dental professional
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element categories: Consulted a dentist or dental professional, did not consult a dentist or dental professional, not applicable, not stated
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged 15 years and over
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally and by state and territory, by service type, by:

  • self-assessed health status
  • self-assessed health status by Indigenous status
  • self-assessed health status by remoteness
  • self-assessed health status by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2001)
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2001)
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for state/territory disaggregation by Indigenous status
Data Element / Data SetData Element
General health status
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element codes: Excellent, very good, good, fair, poor, not applicable
Data Element / Data SetData Element
General health status
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data element codes: Excellent, very good, good, fair, poor, not applicable
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2004-05 (total population: NHS); 2004–05: (Indigenous status: NATSIHS and NHS)

NO NEW DATA FOR 2011 REPORTING.

For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.

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].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Frequency
Every 3 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
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 term

Specification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to GPs, medical specialists or prescribed medications due to cost, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 08-Access to health care compared to need, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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