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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 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 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517663
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs (Patient Experience Survey), 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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

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
People who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health)
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.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in non-remote areas who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health)
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Specified waiting time categories
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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
People who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) in the last 12 months
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
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in non-remote areas who reported seeing a GP for urgent medical care (for their own health) in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2012–13—State and territory, by waiting time category, by:

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

2012–13—Nationally, by waiting time category, 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—Nationally (non-remote areas of Australia only), by waiting time categories, 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 SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
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.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Specified waiting time categories
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
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 the 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 (NATISHS) component of the AATSIHS.

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



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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey), 2014 QS Health, Standard 12/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 33-Full time equivalent employed health practitioners per 1,000 population (by age group), 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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