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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to cost, 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 16-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to cost, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term436848
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termProportion of people who required treatment but deferred that treatment due to cost, by type of health service.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013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termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to cost, 2012 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term15 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

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

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term100 × (numerator ÷ denominator) calculated separately for each type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests).
Numerator:Help on this term

(a) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months because of cost.

(b) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months because of cost.

(c) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months because of cost.

(d) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months because of cost.

(e) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months because of cost.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Reason for delaying or not seeking treatment
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months because of cost.
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months because of cost.


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this term

(a) Total number of persons who saw a GP or needed to see a GP but didn’t in the last 12 months.

(b) Total number of persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.

(c) Total number of persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months. 

(d) Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

(e) Total number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months. 
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Total number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey or census-based
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2010-11—State and Territory, by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests), by:

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

2010-11—Nationally by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests), 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—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Type of treatment
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010-11.

Dental practitioner includes dentist, dental hygienist or dental specialist.

Pathology and imaging tests exclude those had while in hospital. Imaging tests also exclude those for dental work.

Referrals to medical specialists exclude referrals for pathology and imaging.

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.NN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Frequency
Annual
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 termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Supersedes 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 24-GP-type services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 26-Dental services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 58-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 60-Access to services by type of service compared to need, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

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