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Definition

Proportion of children who have received a 4 year old developmental health check.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of children aged 3, 4 or 5 years who have received a developmental health check (Healthy Kids Check) or a health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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Denominator
Population aged 4 years
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Computation

In extracting data for the items in question only services involving patients who were 3, 4 or 5 years of age at the time of service will be tabulated.

Count children who receive both a health assessment and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people health assessment once only. Count children who have received more than one check (of either …

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Disaggregation

2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • type of check (proxy for Indigenous status)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

In extracting data for the items in question only services involving patients who were 3, 4 or 5 years of age at the time of service will be tabulated.

Count children who receive both a health assessment and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people health assessment once only. Count children who have received more than one check (of either type) once only.

Brief, standard, long and prolonged health assessments are claimed under MBS Items 701, 703, 705, 707 respectively.

A health assessment provided by a practice nurse or registered Aboriginal health worker is claimed under MBS Item 10986

Health assessments involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may be claimed under MBS Item 715.

Analysis by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on the postcode of residence of person as recorded by Medicare Australia at the date their last service was received in the reference period.

Presented as a percentage.

Numerators
Number of children aged 3, 4 or 5 years who have received a developmental health check (Healthy Kids Check) or a health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Denominators
Population aged 4 years
Disaggregation

2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • type of check (proxy for Indigenous status)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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