National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/04/2014|
|Description:||Length of time a person needs to wait to see a GP for an urgent appointment.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014|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|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||15 years|
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:||100 × (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:||Number of persons who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) within specified waiting time categories.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total 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:|
2011–12—State and territory, by waiting time category, by:
2011–12—Nationally, by waiting time category, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Most recent data available for the 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12|
|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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Related metadata references:|
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