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National Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: Percentage of GP management occasions in which a referral to a health professional was provided in the management of depression or anxiety 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 a referral to a health professional was provided in the management of depression or anxiety 2009-2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term594756
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 depression or anxiety in which a referral to a health professional was provided.
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.

Numerator:Help on this term

Results are measured as the number of GP consultations in which depression or anxiety was managed by the GP during the consultation per 100 GP consultations.

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—referral a health professional indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH)
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

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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