Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14–People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2016

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 14–People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2016
METeOR identifier:Help on this term598754
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/01/2017
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of people who required treatment but deferred that treatment due to cost, by type of health service.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2016) Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2016 QS Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

15 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (numerator ÷ denominator) calculated separately for each type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests).

Numerator:Help on this term

(a) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months because of cost.

(b) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months because of cost.

(c) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months because of cost.

(d) Number of persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months because of cost.

(e) Number of persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months because of cost.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a GP in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a medical specialist in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who reported delaying or not getting a prescription filled for medication in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Reason for delaying or not seeking treatment


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who reported delaying or not seeing a dental practitioner in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who reported delaying or not getting pathology or imaging tests in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reported needing to see a GP in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people who reported not getting a prescription filled in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Reason(s) for not seeking treatment or having a prescription filled


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who reported needing to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:Help on this term

(a) Total number of persons who saw a GP or needed to see a GP but didn’t in the last 12 months.

(b) Total number of persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.

(c) Total number of persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months.

(d) Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

(e) Total number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who received a written referral to a specialist by a GP in the last 12 months.


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who saw a dental practitioner or who needed to see a dental practitioner but didn’t in the last 12 months.


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who had a pathology or imaging test or who needed a pathology or imaging test but didn’t get one in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who needed to see a GP in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who needed to see a dental practitioner in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Persons who saw a GP or needed to see a GP but didn't in the last 12 months


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Reason(s) for not seeking treatment or having a prescription filled


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2014–15—State and Territory, by type of healthcare (GP, prescribed medication, i.e. measures (a) and (c)).

2014–15—State and Territory, by type of healthcare (medical specialist, dental care, pathology or imaging tests, i.e. measures (b), (d) and (e)) (not reported).

2014–15—State and Territory, by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests, i.e. measures (a) to (e)), by (not reported):

  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure) (major cities, other)

2014–15—Nationally by type of healthcare (GP, medical specialist, dental care, prescribed medication, pathology or imaging tests, i.e. measures (a) to (e)), by (all not reported):

  • sex
  • 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure) (major cities, inner regional, outer regional, remote/very remote)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA IRSD


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence


Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory and remoteness


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
ABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2016 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2014–15 (total population: PEx); 2012–13 (Indigenous: AATSIHS).

Non-Indigenous data from PEx may not be directly comparable with data for Indigenous people from AATSIHS.

Information about dental practitioners is obtained by asking survey respondents about services received from a dental professional.  Examples of dental professionals given to survey respondents in the questionnaire are dentists, dental hygienists and dental specialists.  The intention is that survey respondents should provide information about all dental professionals, which may additionally include such practitioners as dental therapists, oral health therapists, and dental prosthetists, as well as specialists such as orthodontists, periodontists and endontists.

Pathology and imaging tests exclude those had while in hospital. Imaging tests also exclude those for dental work.

Some survey respondents may report pathology and imaging as a referral to a medical specialist.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[NN.NN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Patient Experience Survey (PEx)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics



Data SourceABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012–13 (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey component)
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14–People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32–Patient satisfaction/experience, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term