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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 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 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441359
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term3 years
Population group age to:Help on this term5 years
Computation description:Help on this term

In extracting data for the items in question only services involving patients who were 3, 4 or 5 years of age at the time of service will be tabulated.

Count children who receive both a health assessment and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 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 MBS Items 701, 703, 705, 707 respectively.

A health assessment provided by a practice nurse or registered Aboriginal health worker is claimed under MBS Item 10986

Health assessments involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may be claimed under MBS Item 715.

Analysis by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on the postcode of residence of person as recorded by Medicare Australia at the date their last service was received in the reference period.

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 a health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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

2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • type of check (proxy for Indigenous status)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)   
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation 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

Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010–11

Data for MBS Items 701, 703, 705 and 707 include Indigenous children who receive these health assessments. It is therefore not possible to produce an Indigenous disaggregation.

MBS item numbers change over time. Extracted data may include historical item numbers that are no longer part of the MBS but have been processed by Medicare Australia within the reference period. 

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.

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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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

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