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Definition

NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE INDICATOR HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ITS EQUIVALENT FOR 2013, WITHOUT BEING MADE A STANDARD.

Number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and who have received a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within the previous 12 months AND number of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and who have received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within the previous 24 months.

Indicator Summary

Numerator

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

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

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Denominator
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Computation

Count of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and who have received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within the previous 12 months AND count of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and who have received a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

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Disaggregation

1. Age:
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 years and over):
a) Male
b) Female

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Count of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 0-4 years and who have received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within the previous 12 months AND count of regular clients who are Indigenous, aged 25 years and over and who have received a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within the previous 24 months.

‘Regular client’ refers to a client of an OATSIH-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 OATSIH-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 (Department of Health and Ageing 2011).

Presented as a number.

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

Numerators

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

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

Denominators
Disaggregation

1. Age:
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 years and over):
a) Male
b) Female

Comments

Origin:

Department of Health and Ageing 2011. Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715), Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, viewed 27 May 2011,
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/
Content/C0D3F93D216CBEC2CA25771C000079D0/$File/
6462(1004)%20Health%20Assessment%20Item%20Fact%20Sheet%20SCREEN.pdf

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