Web update: Patient experiences in Australia in 2015–16 - Technical Note - List of indicators

Web update: Patient experiences in Australia in 2015–16

List of indicators

The table below outlines the short and long name for each indicator included in the web update and years of data available. The column ‘ABS question (2015–16)’ shows the item or items in the Patient Experience Survey questionnaire3 used to derive the indicator.

Short name Long name Years with data available ABS question (2015–16)
How many Australians rate their health positively? Percentage of adults who reported excellent, very good or good health 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
SAH_Q01
Australians with a long-term health condition Percentage of adults who reported having a long-term health condition 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
LTC_Q01
Seeing a GP Percentage of adults who saw a GP in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q01
High use of GPs Percentage of adults who saw a GP more than 12 times in the preceding 12 months 2015–16 GPS_Q01B
Seeing a GP for urgent care Percentage of adults who saw a GP for urgent medical care in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q02
Seeing a dentist or hygienist Percentage of adults who saw a dentist, hygienist or dental specialist in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
DEN_Q01
Seeing a medical specialist Percentage of adults who saw a medical specialist in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
MDS_Q01
Admissions to hospital Percentage of adults who were admitted to any hospital in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
HSP_Q01
Visits to hospital EDs Percentage of adults who went to any hospital emergency department for their own health in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
EMG_Q01
Having a preferred GP Percentage of adults who had a preferred GP in the preceding 12 months 2013–14 N/A
Accessing a preferred GP Percentage of adults who could not access their preferred GP in the preceding 12 months 2013–14 N/A
Waiting times for GP appointments Percentage of adults who felt they waited longer than acceptable to get an appointment with a GP 2013–14 N/A
How often GPs listened Percentage of adults who felt their GP always or often listened carefully in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q12
How often GPs showed respect Percentage of adults who felt their GP always or often showed respect for what they had to say in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q13
How often GPs spent enough time Percentage of adults who felt their GP always or often spent enough time in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q14
Cost barriers to GP care Percentage of adults who did not see or delayed seeing a GP due to cost in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q08, GPS_Q08A
Cost barriers to prescribed medication Percentage of adults who delayed or avoided filling a prescription due to cost in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q11
Cost barriers to seeing a dentist or hygienist Percentage of adults who did not see or delayed seeing a dentist, hygienist or dental specialist due to cost in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
DEN_Q07, DEN_Q07A
Seeing three or more health professionals Percentage of adults who saw three or more health professionals for the same condition in the preceding 12 months 2014–15
2015–16
3MR_Q01
Needed to see a GP but did not Percentage of adults who needed to see a GP but did not in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
GPS_Q07
Seeing a GP after hours Percentage of adults who saw a GP after hours in the preceding 12 months 2013–14
2014–15
2015–16
AHM_Q01
How many Australians have private health insurance? Percentage of adults who are covered by private health insurance 2015–16 PHI_Q02

3 ABS 2016. Patient Experience Survey: Household Survey Questionnaire, 2015–16. ABS Cat. No. 4839.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 27 April 2017, Patient Experience Survey (PEx) Household Survey QuestionnaireExternal link, opens in a new window.