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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2012

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, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term435991
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termProportion of people who accessed health services by health status
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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
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 to the 2001 Australian population.

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 × (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 (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • self-assessed health status by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation 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 2012 CRC report: 2004-05 (total population: NHS); 2004–05: (Indigenous status: NATSIHS and NHS).

NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

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 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 08-Access to health care compared to need, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

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