Person—labour force status, acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admission code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
Metadata item type:
Employment status (admitted patient)
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Self-reported employment status of a person, immediately prior to admission to an acute or private psychiatric hospital, as represented by a code.
The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Health Targets and Implementation Committee (1988) identified socioeconomic status as the most important factor explaining health differentials in the Australian population. The committee recommended that national health statistics routinely identify the various groups of concern. This requires routine recording in all collections of indicators of socioeconomic status. In order of priority, these would be: employment status, income, occupation and education.