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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type 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 24-GP-type services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441378
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termGP-type service use 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013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 24-GP-type services, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers used in this indicator are:

  • GP/VRGP non-referred attendances
    MBS items 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24-26, 33, 35-40, 43, 44, 47-51, 193-195, 597,599, 601-602, Group A18 and Group A22. 
  • Primary care
    MBS items 700-779, 900, 903, 2710, 2712 and 2713.
  • Practice nurse services
    MBS items 10986, 10993, 10994, 10995, 10996, 10997, 10998, 10999, 10988 and 10989. 
  • Non-referred other attendances
    MBS items 1 and 2 (pre March quarter 1996), 5-12, 15-18, 21, 22, 27-32, 34, 41, 42, 45, 46, 52-84, 86, 87, 89-93, 95-98, 101, 160-173, 444-449, 598, 600, 697-698, 980, 996-998, Group A19, Group A20 Subgroup 2, Group A23 and Item 17600. 
  • Other
    MBS Item 10985.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Medicare Benefits Scheme data presented by Indigenous status are adjusted for under-identification in the Medicare Australia Voluntary Indigenous Identifier (VII) database,

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on postcode of residence of the person as recorded in Medicare Australia's database at the date the last service was received in the reference period.

Presented per 1,000 population

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1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Medicare Benefits Scheme and Department of Veterans' Affairs data combined.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of non-referred (GP) attendances claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
MBS broad type of services groups
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation
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 SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
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

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data) and 2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Medicare Benefits Scheme data only)
  • 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
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
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Comments:Help on this term

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

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

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 termNNNN.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.
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 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 22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

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