3.2 Number of MBS-funded services for cataract surgery per 100,000 people aged 40 years and over, 2013-14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Cataract surgery 40 years and over, 2013-14
METeOR identifier:612093
Registration status:National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016
Description:Number of services for cataract surgery per 100,000 people aged 40 years and over, age standardised. Data are disaggregated by the area in which the person lives.
Indicator set:Australian 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:40 years and over
Computation description:

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. Postcode was based on the patient's postcode on their Medicare enrolment at the last processed MBS record (of any type) during 2013–14 (financial year of processing).

SA3s where the total population was less than 2,500 or where the population of people aged 40 years and over was less than 200 are excluded.

Suppression protocol for calculating age standardised rates:

Numerator Total services less than 20 (unrounded)
Denominator ERP for one or more five year age groups less than 30

Computation:

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:Number of MBS-funded services for cataract surgery for people aged 40 years and over in 2013-14
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetService event—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) aggregate item identifier, NNNN[N]
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Hospital and non-hospital episodes of service

MBS codes Description
42702 LENS EXTRACTION AND INSERTION OF INTRAOCULAR LENS

Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used to calculate age.


Denominator:Total population aged 40 years and over
Denominator data elements:
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
Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:

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:
Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
 
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Postcode was based on the patient's postcode on their Medicare enrolment at the last processed MBS record (of any type) during 2013–14 (financial year of processing).

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


Comments:

 

Representational attributes

Representation class:Rate
Data type:Integer
Unit of measure:Service event
Format:NN[NNNN]

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceMedicare (MBS) data
Frequency
Monthly
Data custodian
Department of Health

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years.
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care's Atlas of Healthcare Variation, released November 2015 
Organisation responsible for providing data:Department of Health
Accountability:Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Performance Authority
Reference documents: