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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517656
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
Description:Help on this termProportion of people who required treatment but deferred that treatment due to cost, by type of health service.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers (Patient Experience Survey), 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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

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 type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests).
Numerator:Help on this term

(a) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months because of cost.

(b) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months because of cost.

(c) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months because of cost.

(d) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months because of cost.

(e) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months because of cost.

(f) Number of persons who reported needing to see a GP in the last 12 months, but did not because of cost.

(g) Number of persons in who did not fill a prescription in the last 12 months because of cost.

(h) Number of persons who reported needing to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months, but did not because of cost.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Reason for delaying or not seeking treatment
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reported needing to see a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people who reported not getting a prescription filled in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Reason(s) for not seeking treatment or having a prescription filled
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reported needing to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Help on this term

(a) Total number of persons who saw a GP or needed to see a GP but didn’t in the last 12 months.

(b) Total number of persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.

(c) Total number of persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months. 

(d) Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

(e) Total number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months.

(f) Total number of persons who needed to see a GP in the last 12 months, but did not.

(g) Total number of persons who had prescriptions that were not filled in the last 12 months.

(h) Total number of persons who needed to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months, but did not.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months. 
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey and census-based
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey or census-based
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who needed to see a GP in the last 12 months, but did not
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who needed to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months, but did not
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons who saw a GP or needed to see a GP but didn't in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2012–13—State and Territory, by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests, i.e. measures (a) to (e)), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure) (major cities, other)

2012–13—Nationally by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests, i.e. measures (a) to (e)), by:

  • sex
  • 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure) (major cities, inner regional, outer regional, remote/very remote)

2012–13 — State and territory, by measures (f) and (h) by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only) by remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure)

2012–13 — State and territory (non-remote areas of Australia only), by measure (g), by:

  • Indigenous status (Indigenous only) by remoteness (ASGS Remoteness Structure)

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, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
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 SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012-13 (total population, non-Indigenous: PEx; Indigenous: AATSIHS).

Non-Indigenous data from PEx may not be directly comparable with data for Indigenous people from AATSIHS.

Indigenous data for the 2014 CRC report is sourced from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) component of the AATSIHS.

Dental practitioner includes dentist, dental hygienist or dental specialist.

Pathology and imaging tests exclude those had while in hospital. Imaging tests also exclude those for dental work.

Some survey respondents may report pathology and imaging as a referral to a medical specialist.

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.NN]

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



Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Frequency
Every 6 years
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.

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey), 2014 QS Health, Standard 12/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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