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Administrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMedicare Local peer group
METeOR identifier:Help on this term550733
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA unique identifier for a Medicare Local peer group, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Administrative health region—Medicare Local peer group

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Metro 1
2Metro 2
3Metro 3
4Regional 1
5Regional 2
6Rural 1
7Rural 2

Collection and usage attributes

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Code 1     Metro 1

High urban density, higher socioeconomic status.

Code 2     Metro 2

Medium urban density, medium socioeconomic status.

Code 3     Metro 3

Low urban density, lower socioeconomic status.

Code 4     Regional 1

Outer urban areas, middle socioeconomic status.

Code 5     Regional 2

Mostly non-metro urban and regional areas, middle socioeconomic status.

Code 6     Rural 1

Distant from metro cities, with diverse socioeconomic status.

Code 7     Rural 2

Mostly large remote areas, middle or lower socioeconomic status.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termLocal Medicare Local peer groups are the grouping of the 61 Medicare Locals into seven peer groups. This grouping was undertaken by the National Health Performance Authority using statistical cluster analysis of 2006 Census based socioeconomic status, for each Medicare Local and 2006 Census based Remoteness Area categories (ABS cat. no. 2039.0). Additional information on the average distance to the closest large city and major hospital (A1 public hospital peer group classification, 2010–11) contributed to the assignment of Medicare Locals to peer groups. Groupings were tested for face validity with a stakeholder group. The National Health Performance Authority has created 7 peer groups: Metro 1 to 3, Regional 1 and 2 and Rural 1 and 2.

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