The MyHealthyCommunities website is closing on 30 June 2019

Don’t worry – you can still find the latest information about your local area on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW)External link, opens in a new window.[https://aihw.gov.au] website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

Visit the Healthy community indicatorsExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/indicators/healthy-community-indicators] page to use the new interactive tool to explore health topics including health risk factors, cancer, expenditure, and different population groups in your Primary Health Network (PHN) area.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contactExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/contact-us] the AIHW.

Once the MyHealthyCommunities website closes, you will be able to access an archived version through TroveExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://trove.nla.gov.au/], the National Library of Australia’sExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.nla.gov.au/] web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

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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