National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 25/06/2013|
|Description:||Net growth in health workforce (for the professions of medical practitioners and nurses/midwives).|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013|
|Outcome area:||Sustainability Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2012 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
The workforce for each profession is defined as those employed in the profession. This excludes those who are registered in the profession but are retired, working outside the profession, on extended leave or working outside Australia.
Full time equivalent (FTE) = Total hours worked by workforce ÷ Standard working week for selected professions.
The standard working week for medical practitioners is 40 hours and the standard for nurses and midwives is 38 hours.
Presented as a percentage.
|Computation:||100 × ((Numerator - Denominator) ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the reference year|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Full-time equivalent (FTE) number in the workforce in the year prior to the reference year|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation:||2008 and 2009—State and territory, by profession, by clinician/non-clinician status|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2009 for medical and nursing/midwifery labour force survey data.
For the medical practitioner workforce, report net growth between 2008 and 2009.
For the nursing/midwifery workforce, report net growth between 2008 and 2009.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Efficiency & Sustainability|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 64a-Indigenous Australians in the health workforce, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 65-Net growth in health workforce, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011