Indigenous primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2014
METeOR identifier:504659
Registration status:Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015
Description:

Proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and for whom a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 12 months AND proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 24 months.

Rationale:The role of primary health care providers in early detection has been reinforced in recent years through the introduction of additional items under the MBS to encourage regular health assessments for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Regular health assessments encourage early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality.
Indicator set:Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators (2014) Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:

0-4 years

25 years and over

Computation description:

Proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 12 months AND proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 24 months.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an OATSIH-funded primary health care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the OATSIH-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years.

MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715): A health assessment specifically available to all people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent which can be used for health assessments across the age spectrum. The health assessment includes the assessment of a patient's physical health, and psychological and social well-being. It also assesses whether preventive health care and education should be offered to the patient, to improve that patient's health and well-being.

Presented as a percentage.

Calculated separately for regular clients aged 0-4 years and 25 years and older.

Computation:

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:

Calculation A: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed within the previous 12 months.

Calculation B: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed within the previous 24 months.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Denominator:

Calculation A: Total number of regular clients who are Indigenous and aged 0-4 years.

Calculation B: Total number of regular clients who are Indigenous and aged 25 years and over.

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Disaggregation:

1. Age:
a) 0-4 years
b) 25-34 years
c) 35-44 years
d) 45-54 years
e) 55-64 years
f) 65 years and over

2. Sex (for those 25 years and over):
a) Male
b) Female

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15
Guide for use
Only for those aged 25 years and over.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Effective/Appropriate/Efficient

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of Health

Origin:

Department of Health and Ageing 2011. Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715), Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, viewed 27/05/2011,
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
Content/C0D3F93D216CBEC2CA25771C000079D0/$File/
6462(1004)%20Health%20Assessment%20Item%20Fact%20Sheet%20SCREEN.pdf

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI03a-Number of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2014 Health, Superseded 13/03/2015, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015

Has been superseded by Indigenous primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2015 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Indigenous, Archived 20/01/2017

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of regular clients who received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715), 2013 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013