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Prescriber—geographic remoteness

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term616970
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe remoteness of a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.

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Object class:Prescriber
Definition:Help on this termA doctor or other authorised health professional who writes or prepares a prescription.
Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Property:Geographic remoteness
Definition:Help on this termThe remoteness of a location, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
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Geographic remoteness is essentially a measure of a physical location's level of access to goods and services. Large population centres tend to have a greater range of goods and services available than small centres. Typically, a population centre is not likely to provide a full range of goods and services until its population reaches around 250,000 people.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

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Prescriber—geographic remoteness, PBS classification (ASGS-RA) X Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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