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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Dental services, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 26-Dental services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term435851
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termDifferential rates for use of dental services per 1,000 population
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Dental services, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

5 years (total population)

2 years (Indigenous population)

Computation description:Help on this term

Specific types of services to be classified into areas of service according to the Australian Dental Association (ADA) Schedule of Dental Services. Visits classified as emergency if for relief of pain, and as general for problems not involving relief of pain or for a check-up.

Dentate persons classified on the basis of the presence of one or more natural teeth.

Numerator to be divided into people who visited a dentist for emergency or general treatment.

Service estimates are to be restricted to dentate persons.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

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

Presented per 1,000 population.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.
Computation:Help on this term

1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Total population: Number of persons aged 5 years and over who visited a dentist in the last 12 months

Indigenous population: Number of persons aged 2 years and over who visited a dentist in the last 12 months

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who visited a dental provider in the last 12 months
Data Source
National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who visited a dental provider in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Health Survey (NHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who visited a dental provider 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
Denominator:Help on this term

Total population: Population aged 5 years or over

Indigenous population: Population aged 2 years or over

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 data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
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—estimated resident population of Australia
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 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 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
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
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally, by service type (general, emergency, total) by provider type (public/private), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

State and territory, by service type (general, emergency, total) by provider type (public/private).

Some disaggregation 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
National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Service type
Data Source
National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Service types are general and emergency
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Provider type
Data Source
National Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Provider types are public and private
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010 NDTIS; 2004-05 NATSIHS for Indigenous status.

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 termNN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Dental Telephone Interview Survey (NDTIS)
Frequency
Every 2 and a half years
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



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

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), 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 termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also 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 25-Specialist services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

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

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