Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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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)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health
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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