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6.10 Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for anticholinesterase medicines per 100,000 people aged 65 years and over, 2013–14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAnticholinesterase medicines dispensing 65 years and over, 2013-14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611658
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
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Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for anticholinesterase medicines per 100,000 people aged 65 years and over, 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

65 years and over

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 or where the population of people aged 65 years and over was less than 200 are excluded.

Suppression protocol for calculating age standardised rates:

 

Numerator

Total prescriptions dispensed less than 20 (unrounded)

Denominator

ERP for one or more five year age groups 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 anticholinesterase medicines 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
02479L, 02532G, 08495D, 08496E Donepezil
02463P, 02531F, 02537M, 08770N, 08771P, 08772Q Galantamine
02475G, 02476H, 02477J, 02493F, 02494G, 02526Y, 02551G, 08497F, 08498G, 08499H, 08500J, 08563Q, 09161E, 09162F Rivastigmine

Denominator:Help on this term

Total population aged 65 years and over

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 Area 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

Postcode is 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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
NMDS / DSS
COMPLETE - Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Pharmacy claim script detail
Guide for use

Age is caculated using the patient's date of birth on their Medicare enrolement and the date the prescription was dispensed

Data are disaggregated by the following age groups:

  • 65 years and over

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority

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