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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: In-hours GP attendances, 2013–14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIn-hours GP attendances, 2013–14
METeOR identifier:Help on this term635936
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this term

The number of in-hours GP-attendances per person per year

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

All Ages

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GP attendances represent non-referred attendances between patients and medical practitioners for the purpose of primary health care. These services correspond with the non-referred attendance broad type of services groups (A, B and M) used in MBS statistics published by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.

In-hours GP attendances were calculated by subtracting the number of After-hours GP attendances from the total number of GP attendances. Further details on the specification for After-hours GP attendances can be found online at: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/620169

For MBS data, Primary Health Network (PHN) and SA3 were derived from the enrolment postcode for each person from the last MBS service of any type, processed by the Department of Human Services in 2013–14.  All MBS services for each individual processed in 2013–14 were attributed to this postcode. MBS postcode level data were allocated to PHN and SA3 regions using concordance files provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

SA3 level data for 2013-14 are not directly comparable to previous years due to a change in method for allocating post-office box (PO box) addresses to SA3 geographies. The change in method means that data for people with a PO box postcode recorded as their residential address may be included in SA3 totals.

Individual SA3 level data has been provided for the Northern Territory for 2013-14. Previously, this data was provided at the state level only.

Presented as average per person.

Before MBS data are published by NHPA all confidential data cells are suppressed.

The current definition of confidential data is as follows:

  • For number of MBS services:
    • if number of services is less than 6 or
    • if number of services is equal to or greater than 6 but
      • one provider provides more than 85% of services or two providers provide more than 90% of services or
      • one patient receives more than 85% of services or two patients receive more than 90% of services.
Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator)

 

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of after-hours GP attendances subtracted from the Total GP attendances claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), for the financial year of processing, 2013–14.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—General Practitioner MBS out of hours health assessment indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data.


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

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:Help on this term

Total estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2013. 

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

Data source type: Census based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2013–14

Disaggregation by Primary Health Network (PHN) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier, code AAANNN
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier, code AAANNN
Data Element / Data SetAddress—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termMean (average)
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

NNNN.N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceMedicare (MBS) data
Frequency
Annually
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

National Health Performance Authority-Performance & Accountability Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

For MBS data Department of Health.

For ERP data Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Accountability:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority

Release date:Help on this term28/04/2016

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority

Origin:Help on this term

Healthy Communities

Reference documents:Help on this term

National Health Performance Authority-Performance & Accountability Framework

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