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Table 1 List of indicators (N = 35) used in the RHCPs/PHC

From: Regional health care profiles – an improved method for generating case studies on the catchment areas of envisaged primary health care units in Austria: a report to the InfAct Joint Action

Demography, Socio-Economics
 1. Population of the catchment area
 2. Proportion of children under 14 years (<15a)
 3. Percentage of population aged 65 and over
 4. Percentage of population aged 75 and over
 5. Percentage of population aged 65 and over in one-person households
 6. Average income per income-receiver
Disease Prevention and Risk Factors
 1. Percentage with “very bad” or “bad” self-reported health, inhabitants ≥15a
 2. Percentage of persons who smoke daily or occasionally, inhabitants > = 15a
 3. Percentage of population ≥ 15a with too little exercise
 4. Percentage of population ≥ 15a with obesity
Epidemiology and Mortality
 1. Life expectancy at birth (men)
 2. Life expectancy at birth (women)
 3. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus Type 2
 4. Prevalence of mental disorders
 5. Prevalence of disorders of the musculoskeletal system
 6. Prevalence of chronic head-, neck- and backaches in population ≥ 15a
 7. Percentage of long-term care benefit recipients / level 1–3
 8. Percentage of long-term care benefit recipients / level 4–7
 9. Rate of inpatients with heart disease within 2 years
 10. Rate of inpatients aged 65 and above with femoral neck fracture within 2 years
 11. Rate of inpatients with cerebrovascular disease within 2 years
 12. Rate of inpatients with cancer within 2 years
Health Care Service Supply
 1. Inhabitants per general practitioner
 2. Percentage of statutory health insurance general practitioners aged 55 +
 3. Inhabitants per private general practitioner
 4. Children per paediatrician
 5. Inhabitants per statutory health insurance internist
 6. Distance to the nearest acute care hospital (incl. branch hospitals), minutes by car
 7. Number of pharmacies in the catchment area (excluding hospital pharmacies)
 8. Distance to the nearest nursing home (minutes by car)
 9. Inhabitants aged 65 and over per retirement home or nursing home in the catchment area
Outpatient Care Utilisation
 1. Percentage of population visiting statutory health insurance general practitioners
 2. General practitioner equivalents per 100,000 population (incl. hospital outpatient departments)
 3. Paediatrician equivalents per 100,000 children (<15a; incl. hospital outpatient departments)
 4. Internist equivalents per 100,000 population (incl. hospital outpatient departments)