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National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: Percentage of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had arthritis, chronic back pain or both of these conditions 2005-2013

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPercentage of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had arthritis or chronic back pain 2005-2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593791
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this term

Patients with arthritis or chronic back pain is measured as the number of people who visit the GP at least once in a year who had arthritis, chronic back pain or both of these conditions per 100 people who visit the GP at least once in a year.

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

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

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Computation description:Help on this term

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

Patients identified as having arthritis, chronic back pain or both of these conditions include patients of any age who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic back pain.

Computation:Help on this term100 X (numerator/denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of GP presentations for patients with arthritis or chronic back pain during the data period. Osteoarthritis defined as ICPC-2 codes 'L83011','L84004','L84009','L84010','L84011','L84012', 'L89001','L90001','L91001','L91003', 'L91008','L91015','L91017','L91019','L91020','L92007' Rheumatoid arthritis defined as 'L88' and Chronic Back Pain as 'L02010','L03012','L84','L86'.
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) and Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data (SAND)
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:Help on this termThe SAND substudies conducted between July 2005 and June 2013 provided a sample of 861 GPs recording information for 25,855 patients.
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Data Element / Data SetService event—General Practitioner (GP) service, total number NN[N]
Disaggregation:Help on this termBy Medicare local catchment peer group.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N

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

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Data source attributes

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

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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