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Definition

The total Medicare benefit a person is entitled to for a specialist service, expressed in dollars.

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Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Total Australian currency N[N(8)] ".
Data Type Currency
Format N[N(8)]
Maximum character length 9

Comments

Guide for use:

Specialist attendances are Medicare benefit funded referred patient/doctor encounters, such as visits, consultations and attendances (including video conferencing), involving medical practitioners who have been recognised as specialists or consultant physicians for Medicare benefits purposes. They are non-hospital attendances.

Specialist attendances comprise all items in Broad Type of Services Group 'C', as published in official MBS statistics by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Total services (attendances/visits – source MBS claims data).

Total Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as supplied by ABS.

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Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 1
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 2
As a denominator in an Indicator 1
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 1