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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Optometry 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 27-Optometry services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441389
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termOptometry 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013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 27-Optometry services, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

All Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items in Group A10 of the MBS:

10900, 10905, 10907, 10912, 10913, 10914, 10915, 10916, 10918, 10921, 10922, 10923, 10924, 10925, 10926, 10927, 10928, 10929, 10930, 10931, 10932, 10933, 10940, 10941, 10942, 10943.

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 the postcode of residence of person as recorded in Medicare Australia's database at the date the last service was recieved in the reference period. 

Presented per 1,000 population.

Computation:Help on this term

1,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

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

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of optometry services claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of optometry services claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termTotal population
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
Disaggregation:Help on this term

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

2008-09 and 2009–10 (updated for 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 disaggregations 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
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
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Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010–11

MBS and DVA item numbers change over time. Extracted data may include historical item numbers that are no longer current 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 termNNN.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

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Specification: Long-term

Relational attributes

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

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Optometry services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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