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Indigenous primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2018-2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2018-2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term687927
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0–4 years and for whom a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 12 months AND proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 24 months.

Rationale:Help on this term

The role of primary health-care providers in early detection has been reinforced through the introduction of additional items under the MBS to encourage regular health assessments for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Regular health assessments encourage early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality.

Indicator set:Help on this termIndigenous primary health care key performance indicators 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

0–4 years

25 years and over

Computation description:Help on this term

Proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0–4 years and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 12 months AND proportion of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People was claimed within the previous 24 months.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an Australian Government Department of Health-funded primary health-care service (that is required to report against the Indigenous primary health care key performance indicators) who has an active medical record; that is, a client who has attended the Department of Health-funded primary health-care service at least 3 times in 2 years.

MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715): A health assessment specifically available to all people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent which can be used for health assessments across the age spectrum. The health assessment includes the assessment of a patient's physical health, and psychological and social well-being. It also assesses whether preventive health care and education should be offered to the patient, to improve that patient's health and well-being (DoH 2013).

Presented as a percentage.

Calculated separately for regular clients aged 0–4 years and 25 and older.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0–4 years and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed within the previous 12 months.

Calculation B: Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 and over and for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed within the previous 24 months.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Denominator:Help on this term

Calculation A: Total number of regular clients who are Indigenous and aged 0-4 years.

Calculation B: Total number of regular clients who are Indigenous and aged 25 and over.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Disaggregation:Help on this term

1. Age group:
a) 0–4 years
b) 25–34 years
c) 35–44 years
d) 45–54 years
e) 55–64 years
f) 65 years and over

2. Sex (for those 25 and over):
a) Male
b) Female

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19
Guide for use

Only for those aged 25 and over.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous primary health care data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffective/Appropriate/Efficient

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceIndigenous primary health care data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Government Department of Health

Origin:Help on this term

DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2013. Medicare Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS ITEM 715). Canberra: DoH. Viewed 12 February 2018,

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/F55BEF7B8F46
193DCA257BF0001F95FF/$File/715%20-%20Medicare%20Hlth%20Assmnt
%20Aboriginal%20Torres%20Strait%20Islander%20People.pdf

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Indigenous primary health care: PI03a-Number of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Supersedes Indigenous primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of regular clients for whom an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) was claimed, 2015-2017 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Indigenous, Archived 17/10/2018

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