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1.1 Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antimicrobials per 100,000 people, 2013–14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAntimicrobial dispensing, 2013-14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611638
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016
Description:Help on this term

Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antimicrobials per 100,000 people, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Atlas of Healthcare Variation National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

All ages

Computation description:Help on this term

Presented as a number per 100,000 people, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 3.

Analysis by Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient which is based on the patient's Medicare enrolment postcode on the date the prescription was dispensed.

SA3s where the total population was less than 2,500 are excluded.

Suppression protocol for calculating age-standardised rates:

 

Numerator

Total prescriptions dispensed were less than 20 (unrounded)

Denominator

ERP for one or more five year age groups was less than 30
Computation:Help on this term

100,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator), age standardised

For more information about age-standardisation, see

http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327276

 

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for antimicrobials in 2013-14

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—PBS item prescribed, code NN[NNN]A
NMDS / DSS
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

 

PBS code Description
04010C AMOROLFINE
01884E, 01886G, 01887H, 01888J, 03300Q, 03301R, 03302T
03310F, 03393N, 05225B, 08581P, 08705E, 09714G
AMOXYCILLIN
01889K, 01891M, 01892N, 05006L, 05008N, 05009P, 05011R,
08254K, 08319W
AMOXYCILLIN + CLAVULANIC ACID
02390T, 02977Q, 03313J, 03314K AMPICILLIN
04115N, 05616N, 06221K, 08200N, 08201P, 08336R AZITHROMYCIN
02267H BENZATHINE BENZYLPENICILLIN
01775K, 02647H, 03398W, 03399X, 03486L, 03487M BENZYLPENICILLIN
01169M, 02460L, 02461M, 05045M, 05046N, 05047P CEFACLOR
08315P, 08316Q CEFEPIME
01085D, 01086E, 01758M, 01759N CEFOTAXIME
01783W, 01784X, 01785Y, 01788D, 09058R CEFTRIAXONE
02002J, 05052X, 05499K, 08292K CEFUROXIME
02655R, 03058Y, 03094W, 03095X, 03119E, 03317N, 03318P,
03319Q, 03320R
CEPHALEXIN
02964B, 03376Q CEPHALOTHIN
01257E, 01797N, 01799Q, 05477G, 05478H, 05479J, 09326W CEPHAZOLIN
01171P, 01172Q, 02360F, 05055C, 05511C, 05512D CHLORAMPHENICOL
04106D CICLOPIROX
01208N, 01209P, 01210Q, 01217C, 01256D, 02480M, 05564W CIPROFLOXACIN
05624B, 05625C, 06151R, 06152T, 08318T, 09192T CLARITHROMYCIN
03138E, 05057E CLINDAMYCIN
04004R CLOTRIMAZOLE
01272Y, 08801F DAPSONE
02781J DEXAMETHASONE + FRAMYCETIN SULFATE + GRAMICIDIN
05096F, 05097G, 08121K, 08122L DICLOXACILLIN
01800R, 02702F, 02703G, 02707L, 02708M, 02709N, 02711Q,
02714W, 02715X, 03321T, 03322W, 05082L, 09105F, 09106G,
09107H, 09108J
DOXYCYCLINE
01404X, 03325B ERYTHROMYCIN
02424N, 02428T, 02750R, 03334L, 03336N, 03337P ERYTHROMYCIN ETHYLSUCCINATE
01397M ERYTHROMYCIN LACTOBIONATE
08738X ESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXYCILLIN
01524F, 01525G, 01526H, 01527J, 05090X, 05091Y, 05257Q,
05258R, 09149M, 09150N
FLUCLOXACILLIN
01440T, 05557L FRAMYCETIN SULFATE
02312Q FUSIDATE
01441W, 02824P, 05566Y GENTAMICIN
01460W, 02982Y GRISEOFULVIN
03124K HEXAMINE HIPPURATE
01574W, 04007X, 04008Y, 09024Y, 09025B KETOCONAZOLE
02530E, 05144R LINCOMYCIN
01621H, 01630T, 01636D, 01638F, 01642K, 01821W, 01832K,
02277W, 02298Y, 03339R, 03341W, 05154G, 05155H, 05157K
METRONIDAZOLE
03400Y, 04341L, 04454K, 09026C, 09027D, 09028E, 09029F,
09030G, 09031H
MICONAZOLE
01616C MINOCYCLINE
04348W, 04350Y, 09440W MUPIROCIN
01692C, 01693D NITROFURANTOIN
03010K NORFLOXACIN
01696G, 01698J, 01699K, 03342X, 03345C, 04001N, 04013F NYSTATIN
05567B, 08383F OFLOXACIN
01703P, 01705R, 01787C, 01789E, 02965C, 03028J, 03360W,
03361X, 03363B, 03364C, 05012T, 05024K, 05029Q, 08976K,
08977L, 09143F
PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN
01794K, 03371K, 03485K PROCAINE PENICILLIN
06195C, 09541E RIFABUTIN
01981G, 01982H, 01983J, 01984K, 08025J RIFAMPICIN
10001J RIFAXIMIN
01760P, 05259T, 05260W, 05261X, 08016X, 08129W ROXITHROMYCIN
09479X SULFADIAZINE SILVER
02285G, 02804N, 04011D, 04463X, 04473K, 09160D TERBINAFINE
02179Q, 05230G TICARCILLIN + CLAVULANIC ACID
01465D TINIDAZOLE
01356J, 02328M, 02329N, 05442K, 05569D, 05570E, 08872Y,
09480Y, 10066T, 10074F
TOBRAMYCIN
04481W TOLNAFTATE
02971J, 02974M TRIAMCINOLONE + NEOMYCIN SULFATE + GRAMICIDIN + NYSTATIN
02666H, 02922T TRIMETHOPRIM
02951H, 03103H, 03390K, 03391L TRIMETHOPRIM + SULFAMETHOXAZOLE
02269K, 02270L, 03113W, 3114X, 03130R, 03131T VANCOMYCIN

Denominator:Help on this term

Total population

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use

ABS Estimated resident population as at June 2001

Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Statistical Area Level 3, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person):

  • Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3s) are geographic areas defined in the ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The aim of SA3s is to create a standard framework for the analysis of ABS data at the regional level through clustering groups of SA2s that have similar regional characteristics. There are 333 spatial SA3s covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. They are designed to provide a regional breakdown of Australia. SA3s generally have a population of between 30,000 and 130,000 people. There are approximately 50 with fewer than 30,000 people and 35 with more than 130,000 as at 30 June 2011. For further information see the ABS publication, Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
NMDS / DSS
COMPLETE - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Pharmacy claim script detail
Guide for use

Postcodes are based on the patient's Medicare enrolment postcode on the date the prescription was dispensed.

GPO postcodes 2001, 2124, 3001, 4001, 5001, 6843 excluded from the SA3 analysis but included in state/territory and national level analysis.

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by Statistical Area Level 3.


Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRate
Data type:Help on this termInteger
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
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NN[NNNN]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Department of Health

Accountability:Help on this term

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care

Release date:Help on this term26/11/2015

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority

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