National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: Percentage of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had one, two, or three or more chronic conditions 2005-2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Percentage of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had one, two, or three or more chronic conditions 2005-2013
METeOR identifier:586349
Registration status:National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Patients with one, two, or three or more chronic conditions is measured as the number of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had one, two, or three or more chronic conditions per 100 people who visit the GP at least once in a year. Results are disaggregated by Medicare Local catchment peer groups.

National Health Performance Authority analysis of BEACH SAND data (2005-2013) weighted to the attending patient population using Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits statistics, 12 months ending 30 June 2013.

Indicator set:National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

National Health Performance Authority analysis of BEACH SAND data (2005-2013) weighted to the attending patient population using Department of Human Services, Medicare Benefits statistics, 12 months ending 30 June 2013.

Number of GP consultations with patients who had one, two, or three or more chronic health conditions during the data period. The 18 common chronic conditions selected in this substudy are:

  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer (malignant neoplasm)
  • Cerebrovascular disease/Cerebrovascluar accident (CVD/CVA)
  • Chronic back pain
  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Gastro oesophageal reflux disorder (GORD)
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Hypertension
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Sleep disorder
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
Computation:100 X (numerator/denominator)
Numerator:Number of GP presentations for patients with one, two, or three or more chronic conditions during the data period.
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—type of chronic medical condition, common condition code N[N]
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) and Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data (SAND)
Guide for use
BEACH SAND data weighted to MBS data by Medicare Local catchment peer group, 2005-2013
Data Element / Data SetPerson—General Practitioner visits in the past 12 months, total number N[NN]
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) and Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data (SAND)
Denominator:The SAND substudies conducted between July 2005 and June 2013 provided a sample of 861 GPs recording information for 25,855 patients.
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetService event—General Practitioner (GP) service, total number NN[N]
Disaggregation:By Medicare Local catchment peer group.
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Service event
Format:NN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:PAF-Equity of access

PAF-Effectiveness of access

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceBettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) and Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data (SAND)

Accountability attributes

Release date:11/12/2014

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Performance Authority
Steward:National Health Performance Authority