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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2018
METeOR identifier:Help on this term658509
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 30/01/2018
Description:Help on this term

Median (50th percentile) and 90th percentile waiting times between being placed on a public dentistry waiting list and:

a) being offered dental care; and

b) receiving dental care.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Standard 30/01/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2018 QS Health, Standard 30/01/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

18 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Calculated by subtracting the date placed on a public dentistry waiting list (public dental listing date) from:

a) the date dental care was offered (offer of dental care date); and

b) the date dental care was received (date of first dental visit).

Presented as median number of days (50th percentile) and 90th percentile by waiting list type.

Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Computation:Help on this term

Number of days at the 50th percentile and number of days at the 90th percentile. Calculated separately for a) and b).

The 50th and 90th percentiles have been rounded to the nearest whole number of days.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—listing date for care, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—date of first visit, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—date of offer of dental care, DDMMYYYY
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
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2016–17—Nationally, by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported).

2016–17—State and territory, for a) and b), by waiting list type, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetAddress—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Data Element / Data SetPublic dental waiting list episode—waiting list type, code N
NMDS / DSS
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for the 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2016–17.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentile
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this term

N[NNN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

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