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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 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 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421660
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/10/2011
Description:Help on this termProportion of children who have received a 4 year old developmental health check.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this termPopulation aged 3 years
Population group age to:Help on this termPopulation aged 5 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers changed on 1 May 2010, therefore information for two time periods are presented below:

1 July 2009 to 30 April 2010:
Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Checks (limited to those given to 3, 4 and 5 year olds)

Count children who received both a 4th year developmental health check (Healthy Kids Check) and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check once only. Count children who have received more than one check (of either type) once only.

4th year developmental health check (Healthy Kids Check) = MBS items 709 and 711.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check = MBS item 708.

1 May 2010 to 30 June 2010:
In extracting data for the items in question only services involving patients who were 3, 4 or 5 years of age will be tabulated.

Count children who receive both a health assessment and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessment once only. Count children who have received more than one check (of either type) once only.

Brief, standard, long and prolonged health assessments are claimed under Items 701, 703, 705, 707 respectively.

Health assessment provided by a practice nurse or registered Aboriginal health worker = MBS item 10986

All health assessments involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are claimed under MBS Item 715.

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 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of children aged 3, 4 or 5 years who have received a developmental health check (Healthy Kids Check) or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Instances of children receiving a Healthy Kids Check or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged 4 years
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
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

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

2009–10—State and territory, by:

  • type of check (proxy for Indigenous status)
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA 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 SetData Element
Healthy Kids Check (MBS item 709 or 711) or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check (MBS item 708)
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
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
Comments:Help on this term

Data for MBS Items 709 and 711 (Healthy Kids Check) include Indigenous children who receive these checks. It is therefore not possible to produce an Indigenous disaggregation.

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

Indigenous Experimental Population Projections are available by 5 year age group, not by single year of age. Estimates for Indigenous children aged 4 years old are used.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2009–10

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 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 to provide Data Quality Statement
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Interim—the MBS items do not cover all developmental health check activity, including that conducted through state and territory early childhood health assessments in preschools and community health centres.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

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