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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 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 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2016
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602211
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/01/2017
Description:Help on this term

Median waiting time between being placed on a public dentistry waiting list and:

• receiving dental care, or, if data not available,
• being offered dental care.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2016) Health, Superseded 31/01/2017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statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2016 QS Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

18 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Waiting time for most recent appointment or offer of appointment with a government dental professional in the last 12 months.

Calculated by subtracting the date placed on the public dentistry waiting list from either the data of offer of care or the date care was received. The date of care is used as the default 'end date' from which the date the person is placed on the waiting list is subtracted. If there is no date of care, then date of offer of care is used.

Presented as median number of days.

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

Computation:Help on this term

Median number of days.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—listing date for care, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—date of first visit, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—date of offer of dental care, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Denominator:Help on this term

Not applicable.

Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally, by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported this cycle).

2013–14, 2014–15—State and territory, by:
• remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
• 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintiles
• Indigenous status
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for the 2015 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2013–14.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termMedian
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this term

N(NNN)

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

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