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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Adult—body mass index (self-reported), ratio NN[N].N[N]

270086 | Data Element | The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing based on the work of the consortium to develop an Australian standard definition of child/adolescent overweight and obesity; based at the Children Hospital at Westmead.
A measure of an adult's weight (body mass) relative to height used to assess the extent of weight deficit or excess where at least one of the measures is self reported.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Contracted hospital care—organisation identifier, NNX[X]NNNNN

270013 | Data Element
The unique establishment identifier of the other hospital involved in the contracted care.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY

474436 | Data Element | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm

474438 | Data Element | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as hhmm.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY

471886 | Data Element | National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group
The date on which the patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm

471889 | Data Element | National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group
The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as hhmm.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N

474195 | Data Element | National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group
The reason the patient presents to an emergency department, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN

471932 | Data Element | National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02
The time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the emergency department non-admitted clinical care.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days), total N[NN]

269982 | Data Element
The length of stay of a patient, excluding leave days, measured in days.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—number of patient days, total N[N(7)]

270045 | Data Element
The total number of days for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who separated during a specified reference period.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN

269973 | Data Element
The identifier for the establishment in which an episode or event occurred. Each separately administered health care establishment to have a unique identifier at the national level.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNN

269975 | Data Element
An identifier for an establishment, unique within the state or territory.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Hospital—hospital name, text XXX[X(97)]

407430 | Data Element
The appellation by which a hospital is known or called, as represented by text.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N

474159 | Data Element | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The status of the patient at the end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N

474185 | Data Element
The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care as assessed at triage, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—age, total years N[NN]

303794 | Data Element | National Public Health Information Working Group
The age of the person in (completed) years at a specific point in time.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY

287007 | Data Element
The date of birth of the person, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—date of birth, MMYYYY

375191 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The month and year of birth of the person.
Standard: Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]

388656 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official measure of the population of Australia, as a number.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—medication type, medication type (ATC/DDD) code A[{NN}AA{NN}]

365469 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of prescribed medication administered to a person, as represented by a code
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]

290046 | Data Element
Person identifier unique within an establishment or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Disability, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Service contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY

270122 | Data Element
The date of service contact between a health service provider and patient/client.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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