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National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: Percentage of GP management occasions in which psychotropics were prescribed in the management of depression or anxiety 2009-2013

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPercentage of GP consultations in which psychotropics were prescribed in the management of depression or anxiety 2009-2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593772
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this term

Results are measured as the percentage of occasions managing depression or anxiety in which a psychotropic (antidepressant, antipsychotic or sedative) was prescribed.

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

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Customised analysis of BEACH data prepared for the National Health Performance Authority by the Family Medicine Research Centre, The University of Sydney, 2009-2013.

Computation:Help on this term100 X (numerator/denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termThe number of depression or anxiety contacts managed with a psychotropic medication. Psychotropic medications were defined as ATC codes N05 and N06.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis, diagnosis code (ICPC-2 PLUS) ANNNNN
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—medication type, medication type (ATC/DDD) code A[{NN}AA{NN}]
Denominator:Help on this term

The number of depression or anxiety contacts during the data period. Depression was defined using ICPC-2 code 76. Anxiety was defined as P01 and P74.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—depression or anxiety medical condition managed in General Practice indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)
Disaggregation:Help on this termBy Medicare Local catchment.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termInteger
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
Format:Help on this termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPAF-Equity of access

PAF-Effectiveness of access

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceBettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)

Accountability attributes

Release date:Help on this term11/12/2014

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
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