Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI03a-Number of Indigenous regular clients who have a current completed Indigenous health assessment, December 2020

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:PI03a-Number of Indigenous regular clients who have a current completed Indigenous health assessment, December 2020
METeOR identifier:731791
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021
Description:

Number of Indigenous regular clients who had an Indigenous health assessment completed within the:

  • previous 12 months for ages 0–14
  • previous 24 months for ages 15 and over.
Rationale:

The evidence for screening well people for asymptomatic disease is well established for a specified number of conditions. Screening detects the disease at an earlier stage, and this allows good clinical management with the aim of reducing and preventing complications. Health assessments indicate quality of primary health care services, with a focus on health promotion and prevention.

Indicator set:Indigenous-specific primary health care national key performance indicators December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age to:

65 years and over

Computation description:

Presented as a number.

Count of Indigenous regular clients who had a current completed Indigenous health assessment.

Count is of people, not assessments.

Consider only the most recent assessment.

Indigenous health assessment: 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. It includes MBS-rebated Indigenous health assessments (MBS items: 715; 228; 92004; 92016; 92011; or 92023).

For ages 0–14: an Indigenous health assessment is counted if it was completed within the previous 12 months.

For ages 15+: an Indigenous health assessment is counted if it was completed within the previous 24 months.

Computation:

Numerator only

Numerator:

Calculation A:
Number of Indigenous regular clients who had a current completed in-person MBS-rebated Indigenous health assessment (MBS items: 715 or 228).

Calculation B:
Number of Indigenous regular clients who had a current completed Telehealth MBS-rebated Indigenous health assessment (MBS items: 92004; 92016; 92011; or 92023).

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous health assessment type, code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Data Element / Data SetPerson—regular client indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Guide for use

Regular clients only.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Guide for use

Indigenous only.


Disaggregation:

1. Age group:
a) 0–4 years
b) 5–14 years
c) 15–24 years
d) 25–34 years
e) 35–44 years
f) 45–54 years
g) 55–64 years
h) 65 years and over.

2. Sex:
a) Male
b) Female.

3. Type of health assessment:

a) In-person MBS-rebated Indigenous health assessment
b) Telehealth MBS-rebated Indigenous health assessment.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous health assessment type, code N
Data Source
Indigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
NMDS / DSS
Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020
Comments:

Census date for reporting is 31 December 2020.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[N(6)]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Effective/Appropriate/Efficient

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceIndigenous-specific primary health care national Key Performance Indicators (nKPI) data collection
Frequency
6 monthly
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australian Government Department of Health.

Origin:



Department of Health. Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 715. Canberra: DoH. Viewed 1 March 2021,
http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDisplay.cfm?type=item&q=715&qt=ItemID#assocNotes.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes 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, June 2020 Health, Retired 13/10/2021, Indigenous, Archived 14/07/2021

See also Indigenous-specific primary health care: PI03b-Proportion of Indigenous regular clients who have a current completed Indigenous health assessment, December 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 14/07/2021