Healthy Communities: GP care for patients with chronic conditions in 2009–2013 - Report - Appendix

Healthy Communities: GP care for patients with chronic conditions in 2009–2013

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Appendix

About the peer groups

To enable fairer comparisons, the Authority allocated each Medicare Local catchment to one of seven peer groups, based on socioeconomic status, remoteness and distance to hospitals.

  • Metro 1: High urban density, higher socioeconomic status
  • Metro 2: Medium urban density, medium socioeconomic status
  • Metro 3: Low urban density, lower socioeconomic status
  • Regional 1: Outer urban areas, middle socioeconomic status
  • Regional 2: Mostly non-metro urban and regional areas, middle socioeconomic status
  • Rural 1: Distance from metro cities, with diverse socioeconomic status
  • Rural 2: Mostly large remote areas, middle or lower socioeconomic status.

To find more information about peer groups, see Healthy Communities: GP care for patients with chronic conditions in 2009–2013, Technical Supplement.

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