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5.1 Number of PBS prescriptions dispensed for opioid medicines per 100,000 people, 2013–14

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termOpioid medicines dispensing, 2013-14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611687
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 opioid medicines 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

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All ages

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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 with a total population of less than 2,500 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 than 30
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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 opioid 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
08865N, 08866P, 08867Q BUPRENORPHINE
05063L CODEINE
05265D, 05277R, 05278T, 05279W, 05280X, 05401G, 05402H, 05403J, 05404K, 05405L, 05406M, 05407N, 05408P, 05409Q, 05410R, 05411T, 05412W, 05437E, 05438F, 05439G, 05440H, 05441J, 08878G, 08891Y, 08892B, 08893C, 08894D FENTANYL
05115F, 05117H, 05132D, 08420E, 08421F, 08422G, 08423H, 08424J, 08541M, 08542N, 08543P, 09299K, 09406C, 09407D, 09408E, 09409F HYDROMORPHONE
01606M, 01609Q, 05399E, 05400F METHADONE
01607N, 01644M, 01645N, 01646P, 01647Q, 01653B, 01654C, 01655D, 01656E, 02122Q, 02123R, 02124T, 02332R, 02839K, 02840L, 02841M, 03479D, 03480E, 04349X, 05163R, 05168B, 05169C, 05170D, 05239R, 05391R, 05392T, 05393W, 05394X, 05395Y, 05396B, 08035X, 08146R, 08305D, 08306E, 08349K, 08453X, 08454Y, 08489T, 08490W, 08491X, 08492Y, 08493B, 08494C, 08669G, 08670H MORPHINE
02481N, 02622B, 05190E, 05191F, 05195K, 05197M, 08385H, 08386J, 08387K, 08388L, 08464L, 08501K, 08502L, 08644Y, 08681X, 09399Q, 09400R OXYCODONE
08000C, 08934F, 08935G, 08936H OXYCODONE + NALOXONE
01215Y, 03316M, 08785J PARACETAMOL + CODEINE
10091D, 10092E, 10094G, 10096J, 10100N TAPENTADOL
02527B, 03484J, 05150C, 05231H, 05232J, 08455B, 08523N, 08524P, 08525Q, 08582Q, 08611F, 08843K TRAMADOL

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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


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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

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

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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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