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Person—General Practitioner waiting times for urgent GP appointment, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGeneral Practitioner waiting time for urgent GP appointment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term601835
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termHow long a person waited between making an appointment and seeing a GP for an urgent appointment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—General Practitioner waiting time for urgent GP appointment

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Within 4 hours
2Longer than 4 hours but same day
3Next day
42-5 days
56 or more days

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe term 'urgent' is left to the respondent's interpretation. Discretionary interviewer advice was for the respondent to include health issues that arose suddenly and were potentially serious; for example, fever, headache, vomiting, unexplained rash. Seeing a GP to get a medical certificate for work for a less serious illness would not be considered urgent.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Steward:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics Patient Experience Survey

Relational attributes

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Waiting times for urgent GP appointments, 2012–13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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