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Number of MBS-funded services for prostate biopsies per 100,000 men aged 40 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 termProstate biopsies 40 years and over, 2013-14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612124
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 MBS-funded services for prostate biopsies per 100,000 men aged 40 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

Men aged 40 years and over

Computation description:Help on this term

 

Presented as a number per 100,000 men, age standardised, by Statistical Area Level 4.

Analysis by Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) is based on postcode of usual residence of the patient. Postcode is 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).

SA4s where the total population was less than 2,500 or where the population of men 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: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

Total number of MBS-funded services for prostate biopsies for men aged 40 years and over in 2013-14.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetService event—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item identifier, NN[NNN]
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

MBS code Description
37218 PROSTATE, needle biopsy of, or injection into, excluding for insertion of radiopaque markers
37219 PROSTATE, needle biopsy of, using prostatic ultrasound techniques and obtaining 1 or more prostatic specimens, being a service associated with a service to which item 55600 or 55603 applies

 


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

Used to calculate age.


Denominator:Help on this term

Total population of men aged 40 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 4, which have been derived from Postcode—Australian (person)

  • SA4s are designed for the output of labour force data and reflect labour markets within each state and territory within the population limits imposed by the Labour Force Survey sample. SA4s provide the best sub-state socio-economic breakdown in the ASGS.
  • SA4s are built from whole SA3s. Whole SA4s aggregate directly to state/territories in the ASGS Main Structure and greater capital city SAs. SA4s do not cross state/territory borders. There are 88 SA4 spatial units. In aggregate, they cover the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Postcode is 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).

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Used for disaggregation by Statistical Area Level 4.


Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 4 (SA4) code (ASGS 2011) NNN

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 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

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

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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