National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2013
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2013|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/04/2014|
Length of time a person waits to see a dental professional at a public government dental clinic.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a government dental professional in the last 12 months.
Excludes treatment for urgent dental care.
Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.
Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
Analysis by remoteness and
Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic 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:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator) calculated separately for each waiting time category (within 2 weeks; 2 weeks to less than 1 month; 1 month to less than 6 months; 6 months to less than 1 year; 1 year or more years).|
|Numerator:||Number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic within specified waiting time categories (excluding for urgent dental care).|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a dental professional at a government dental clinic in the last 12 months (excluding for urgent dental care).|
|Denominator data elements:|
2011-12—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:
2011-12—State and territory, by waiting time category.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011-12.
In the Patient Experience Survey of 2011-12, waiting times refer only to those who had seen a dental professional at a government dental clinic. These data will be used for the 2013 reporting cycle. In 2012-13, the question is expanded to all those who had been put on a waiting list for a government dental clinic and will be reported in 2014. Neither of these options include the possibility of using other services that have been outsourced by a government process. Testing of questions to collect this information is about to be undertaken for the 2013-14 cycle of the Patient Experience Survey.
The ABS Patient Experience Survey is being used as an interim data source for this indicator, while a Public dental waiting times NMDS is developed. The first data available from the new NMDS is expected to be in respect of the 2013-14 financial year.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator. Proxy measure.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 15-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014