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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term497366
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/04/2014
Description:Help on this termLength of time a person needs to wait to see a GP for an urgent appointment.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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

The interpretation of ‘urgent medical care’ was left to the respondent.

Numerator refers to waiting time for most recent appointment with a GP in the last 12 months.

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 calculated for rates.

Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator) calculated separately for each waiting time category (within 4 hours; more than 4 hours but within 24 hours; and more than 24 hours).
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of persons who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) within specified waiting time categories.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of people who saw GP for urgent medical care
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Specified waiting time categories
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Waiting time categories are: within 4 hours; more than 4 hours but within 24 hours; and more than 24 hours.
Denominator:Help on this termTotal number of persons aged 15 years and over who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) in the last 12 months.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of people who saw GP for urgent medical care
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2011–12—State and territory, by waiting time category, by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)   

2011–12—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:

  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (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 2010) 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
Specified waiting time categories
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Waiting time categories are: within 4 hours; more than 4 hours but within 24 hours; and more than 24 hours.
Comments:Help on this termMost recent data available for the 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12

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 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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics

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

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

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