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National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: Percentage of GP management occasions in which statins were prescribed in the management of a selected cardiovascular risk condition 2009-2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPercentage of GP management occasions in which statins were prescribed in the management of a selected cardiovascular risk condition 2009-2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593789
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this termResults are measured as the percentage of occasions managing a selected cardiovascular risk condition in which a statin 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 termResults comprise the number of cardiovascular problem contacts managed with statins. A statin medication was defined as ATC codes C10AA and C10B.
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}]
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)
Denominator:Help on this term

The number of selected cardiovascular risk condition contacts during the data period.

Cardiovascular risk problems defined using ICPC-2: IHD with Angina 'K74'; Acute myocardial infarction 'K75'; IHD without Angina 'K76'; Heart failure 'K77'; Stroke/CVA 'K90'; Cerebrovascular disease 'K91'; And patients aged 60 years and over with type 2 diabetes (T90). These conditions were selected based on recommended guidelines for the management of these conditions.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cardiovascular 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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