Healthy Communities: Coordination of health care – experiences with GP care among patients aged 45 and over, 2016 - Technical Note - Appendix A: Derivation of measures

Healthy Communities: Coordination of health care – experiences with GP care among patients aged 45 and over, 2016

Appendix A: Derivation of measures

Table A1 below outlines the short and long name for each indicator included in the report. The column ‘derived measure categories’ shows the data item/s response categories in the 2016 Survey of Health Care questionnaire used to derive the indicator.

Grey shading indicates the category was included in the numerator for the reported measure.

= Included in denominator = Excluded from denominator

Table A1: Derivation of measures from the 2016 Survey of Health Care

Reported measure (long name) Reported measure (short name) Population Original question Derived measure categories
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who, in the preceding 12 months, had a usual GP or usual place of care Has usual GP or place of care All patients
  • Do you have a usual GP?
  • Do you have a usual place of care?
  • Has a usual GP and/or
  • Has a usual place of care
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who, in the preceding 12 months, had a usual GP Has usual GP All patients Do you have a usual GP?
  • Has a usual GP
  • Does not have a usual GP
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who, in the preceding 12 months, had a usual place of care Has usual place of care All patients Do you have a usual place of care?
  • Has a usual place of care
  • Does not have a usual place of care
  • Not stated
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who rated the quality of care received from their usual GP or others in their usual place of care, in the preceding 12 months, as excellent or very good Care rated by patient as excellent or very good Patients with a usual place of care and/or a usual GP and visited either of them in the previous 12 months Overall, how do you rate the quality of health care that you have received from your usual GP or usual place of care over the last 12 months?
  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Not Stated
  • Not applicable
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who felt that, in the preceding 12 months, they were always or usually involved in decisions about their care by their usual GP or others in their usual place of care Patient involved in decisions about their care Patients with a usual place of care and/or a usual GP and visited either of them in the previous 12 months In the last 12 months, how often did your usual GP or others in your usual place of care involve you in decisions about your health care?
  • Always
  • Usually
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Did not want to be involved
  • Not Stated
  • Not applicable
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who felt that, in the preceding 12 months, their usual GP or others in their usual place of care asked about things in their work or life that affect their health Patient was asked about work/life things that affect health Patients with a usual place of care and/or a usual GP and visited either of them in the previous 12 months In the last 12 months, did your usual GP or others in your usual place of care ask you about things in your work or life that affect your health?
  • Yes, always
  • Yes, usually
  • Yes, sometimes
  • No, never
  • Not Stated
  • Not applicable
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who felt that, in the preceding 12 months, their usual GP or others in their usual place of care always or usually explained test results in a way they could understand Test results were explained in a way that patient could understand Patients with a usual place of care and/or a usual GP and visited either of them in the previous 12 months, and who had a test in the previous 12 months In the last 12 months, how did your usual GP or others in your usual place of care explain your test results (such as blood tests, x-rays or scans) in a way that you could understand?
  • Always
  • Usually
  • Sometimes
  • Never
  • Did not have any tests
  • Not stated
  • Not applicable
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who felt completely or very comfortable talking with their usual GP or others in their usual place of care about personal problems related to their health in the preceding 12 months Comfortable talking about personal problems related to their health Patients with a usual place of care and/or a usual GP and visited either of them in the previous 12 months In the last 12 months, how comfortable did you feel talking with your usual GP or others in your usual place of care about personal problems related to your health?
  • Completely comfortable
  • Very comfortable
  • Moderately comfortable
  • Only somewhat comfortable
  • Not at all comfortable
  • Not stated
  • Not applicable
Proportion of patients aged 45 and over who assessed their health as excellent, very good or good in the preceding 12 months Excellent, very good or good health All patients In general, would you say your health is…?
  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
  • Not stated