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Definition

Nationally comparative information that indicates levels of patient satisfaction around key aspects of the care they received

Indicator Summary

Numerator

a) Number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months where the GP provided reasons for giving the most recent prescription.

b) Number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test in the last 12 months where the referring health professional explained the reasons for most recent test.

c) Number of persons who saw a GP (for their own health) in the last 12 months who waited longer than felt acceptable to get an appointment.

d) Number of persons who were referred to a medical specialist by a GP in the last 12 months who waited longer than they felt acceptable to get an appointment.

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Denominator

a) Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

b) Total number of persons who were referred to their most recent pathology and/or imaging test by a health professional.

c) Total number of persons who saw a GP (for their own health) in the last 12 months, excluding persons who were interviewed by proxy.

d) Total number of persons who were referred to a medical specialist by a GP in the last 12 months, excluding persons who were interviewed by proxy.

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Computation

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

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Disaggregation

2009—State and territory by a), b), c) and d)

2009—Nationally, by a), b), c) and d), by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.
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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Population is limited to persons aged 15 years and over.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presented as a percentage.

Numerators

a) Number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months where the GP provided reasons for giving the most recent prescription.

b) Number of persons who had a pathology or imaging test in the last 12 months where the referring health professional explained the reasons for most recent test.

c) Number of persons who saw a GP (for their own health) in the last 12 months who waited longer than felt acceptable to get an appointment.

d) Number of persons who were referred to a medical specialist by a GP in the last 12 months who waited longer than they felt acceptable to get an appointment.

Denominators

a) Total number of persons who received a prescription for medication from a GP in the last 12 months.

b) Total number of persons who were referred to their most recent pathology and/or imaging test by a health professional.

c) Total number of persons who saw a GP (for their own health) in the last 12 months, excluding persons who were interviewed by proxy.

d) Total number of persons who were referred to a medical specialist by a GP in the last 12 months, excluding persons who were interviewed by proxy.

Disaggregation

2009—State and territory by a), b), c) and d)

2009—Nationally, by a), b), c) and d), by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles.

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