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Definition

Proportion of people who accessed health services by health status.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of people aged 15 years and over who accessed a particular health services in the past 12 months (for hospital admissions) or 2 weeks (for other health services)
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Denominator
Population aged 15 years and over
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Computation

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Limited to people aged 15 years or over.

The service types to be reported are Admitted hospitalisations; Casualty/outpatients; General Practioner (GP) and/or specialist doctor consultations; Consultations with other health professional; and Dental consultation.

Categories of self-assessed health status are Excellent; Very good; Good; Fair; and Poor. These …

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

Limited to people aged 15 years or over.

The service types to be reported are Admitted hospitalisations; Casualty/outpatients; General Practioner (GP) and/or specialist doctor consultations; Consultations with other health professional; and Dental consultation.

Categories of self-assessed health status are Excellent; Very good; Good; Fair; and Poor. These should be combined into two categories for reporting: Excellent/very good/good; and Fair/poor.

For the service type 'Admitted hospitalisations', access is recorded based on the last 12 months. For all other services, access is recorded based on the last 2 weeks.

Numerators
Number of people aged 15 years and over who accessed a particular health services in the past 12 months (for hospital admissions) or 2 weeks (for other health services)
Denominators
Population aged 15 years and over
Disaggregation

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