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Definition

GP-type service use per 1,000 population.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of non-referred (GP) attendances claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
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Denominator
Population
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Computation

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers used in this indicator are:

  • GP/VRGP non-referred attendances
    MBS items 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24-26, 33, 35-40, 43, 44, 47-51, 193-195, 597,599, 601-602, Group A18 and Group A22.
  • Primary care
    MBS items 700-779, 900, 903, 2710, 2712 and 2713.
  • Practice nurse services
    MBS items 10986, 10993, 10994, 10995, 10996, …
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Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data) and 2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Medicare Benefits Scheme data only)
  • 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

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers used in this indicator are:

  • GP/VRGP non-referred attendances
    MBS items 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24-26, 33, 35-40, 43, 44, 47-51, 193-195, 597,599, 601-602, Group A18 and Group A22.
  • Primary care
    MBS items 700-779, 900, 903, 2710, 2712 and 2713.
  • Practice nurse services
    MBS items 10986, 10993, 10994, 10995, 10996, 10997, 10998, 10999, 10988 and 10989.
  • Non-referred other attendances
    MBS items 1 and 2 (pre March quarter 1996), 5-12, 15-18, 21, 22, 27-32, 34, 41, 42, 45, 46, 52-84, 86, 87, 89-93, 95-98, 101, 160-173, 444-449, 598, 600, 697-698, 980, 996-998, Group A19, Group A20 Subgroup 2, Group A23 and Item 17600.
  • Other
    MBS Item 10985.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Medicare Benefits Scheme data presented by Indigenous status are adjusted for under-identification in the Medicare Australia Voluntary Indigenous Identifier (VII) database,

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on postcode of residence of the person as recorded in Medicare Australia's database at the date the last service was received in the reference period.

Presented per 1,000 population

Numerators
Number of non-referred (GP) attendances claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data) and 2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status (Medicare Benefits Scheme data only)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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