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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 24-GP-type services, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421644
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/10/2011
Description:Help on this termGP-type service use per 1,000 population.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011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Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 24: GP-type services, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers used in this indicator are:

  • GP/VRGP non-referred attendances
    MBS items 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24-26, 33, 35-40, 43, 44, 47-51, 193-195, 597,599, 601-602, Group A18 and Group A22. 597 and 599 from 1 May 2010.
  • Primary care
    MBS items 700-779, 900, 903, 2710, 2712 and 2713.
  • Practice nurse services
    MBS items 10986, 10993, 10994, 10995, 10996, 10997, 10998, 10999, 10988 and 10989. 10986 from 1 May 2010.
  • Non-referred other attendances
    MBS items 1 and 2 (pre March quarter 1996), 5-12, 15-18, 21, 22, 27-32, 34, 41, 42, 45, 46, 52-84, 86, 87, 89-93, 95-98, 101, 160-173, 444-449, 598, 600, 697-698, 980, 996-998, Group A19, Group A20 Subgroup 2, Group A23 and Item 17600. 598 and 600 from 1 May 2010.
  • Other
    MBS Item 10985 from 1 May 2010.

Rates directly age-standardised.

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

Presented per 1,000 population

Computation:Help on this term1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of non-referred (GP) attendances claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
MBS broad type of services groups
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2008–09 and 2009–10—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
  • Indigenous status

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 SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Comments:Help on this term

MBS item numbers change over time and need to be updated as required.

Inclusion of services reimbursed through DVA, pending advice from DVA.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008–09 (updated to include DVA data) and 2009–10 with caveats

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termNNNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceMedicare (MBS) data
Frequency
Monthly
Data custodian
Department of Health

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termDepartment of Health and Ageing / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 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 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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