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Admitted patient care waiting list episode

269012 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The period between entry to and removal from a waiting list for admitted patient care.
Standard: Health

Adoption

470086 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parent(s) and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parent(s).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoptive family

468184 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The family into which a person is adopted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Birth

268999 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of at least 20 weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight, where the product can be live born or stillborn.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Birth event

268965 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sequence of actions by which a baby and the afterbirth (placenta) are expelled or extracted from the uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days after conception with onset of labour, but it may be started by artificial means.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Indigenous

Birth event

684797 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sequence of actions by which a baby and the placenta are expelled or extracted from the female's uterus at childbirth. The process usually starts spontaneously about 280 days after conception with onset of labour, but it may be started by artificial means. The process ends upon complete expulsion or extraction of the baby and the placenta.
Standard: Health

Birth mother

468484 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The biological mother of a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Cancer treatment

559305 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The course of cancer-directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers. This may include cancer-directed surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer. It applies to the primary course of cancer treatment, treatment administered to the patient in response to disease progression or treatment administered to the patient in response to disease recurrence.
Standard: Health

Cancer treatment

288059 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The course of cancer directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers. It includes all treatments administered to the patient before disease progression or recurrence and applies to surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer.
Superseded: Health

Carer household

531758 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A ‘carer household’ is a private household containing one or more carers: who have undergone the relevant screening/selection and approval process; and; who have received authorisation from the relevant department or agency to enable a child to be placed in their care, including carers who have received provisional authorisation; and for whom reimbursement is available from a government authority or non-government organisation for expenses incurred in caring for the child; and who are part ...
Standard: Children and Families

Child protection notification

314464 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A report made to an authorised department by persons or other bodies about an allegation of child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment or harm to a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Client

268969 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Client

641397 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Standard: Disability, Health, Indigenous, Housing assistance, Homelessness

Commonwealth State Housing Agreement community housing provider

268993 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Providers that: receive funding (capital and/or recurrent) either fully or partly through the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement; are not-for-profit organisations; and provide medium to long term housing tenure to tenants.
Superseded: Housing assistance

Community service episode

268962 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A period of time during which a client receives assistance from an agency.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Community service event

268963 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An instance or occasion of assistance received by a client from an agency.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Community services agency

268954 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of community services to clients.
Retired: Community Services (retired)

Date

294409 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The day of the month and year as specified by a number.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Dwelling

662863 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A structure or a discrete space within a structure intended for people to live in or where a person or group of people live.
Standard: Housing assistance

Establishment (prison)

403321 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A legally proclaimed prison or remand centre which holds adult prisoners, excluding police prisons or juvenile detention facilities.
Superseded: Health

Health-care incident

329602 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An event or circumstance resulting from health care that may have led or did lead to unintended and/or unnecessary harm to a person, and/or a complaint or loss.
Standard: Health

Housing assistance agency

269006 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of housing assistance to clients. Defining Agency is extremely important for data collection, as it is the level at which most data are collected in the community services area. Regardless of the way in which an organisation is funded, an agency is the level of the organisation responsible for service provision to clients. In some instances one organisation will have more than one or many agencies. Sometimes agencie...
Superseded: Housing assistance

Individual service provider

269021 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who provides a service and/or care.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Informal assistance event

496133 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An instance or occurrence of assistance, help, supervision or care provided by an individual without payment.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Informal carer

268964 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An informal carer includes any person, such as a family member, friend or neighbour, who is giving regular, ongoing assistance to another person without payment for the care given.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Injury event

268967 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An occurrence of injury, poisoning or other adverse effect inflicted on the person as the direct or indirect result of an environmental event, circumstance or condition.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Medical indemnity claim

421801 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An umbrella term which includes medical indemnity claims that have materialised and potential claims. A single medical indemnity claim, that is a single record, in the Medical Indemnity National Collection may encompass one or more claims made by a single claimant in respect of a particular health-care incident, and may involve multiple defendants.
Standard: Health

Medical indemnity claim management episode

329600 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The management of a medical indemnity claim and recording the information relevant to that claim. Some main tasks in managing a medical indemnity claim include investigation of the allegations and facts related to the claim, engaging legal expertise, setting a reserve to cover costs arising from the claim and covering costs as they arise. Documentation of the conduct and outcomes of claim management produces the information relevant to the claim.
Standard: Health

Medical specialist

507752 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A medical practitioner who is qualified to specialise in a particular medical field.
Standard: Health

Mental health service

286985 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Mental health services are those with a primary function to provide treatment, rehabilitation or community health support targeted towards people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability. These activities are delivered from a service or facility that is readily identifiable as serving a mental health care function.
Standard: Health

Mental health service contact

727358 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The provision of a clinically significant service by a specialised mental health service provider(s) for patients/clients, other than those patients/clients admitted to psychiatric hospitals or designated psychiatric units in acute care hospitals, and those resident in 24 hour staffed specialised residential mental health services, where the nature of the service would normally warrant a dated entry in the clinical record of the patient/client in question.
Standard: Health

Mental health service contact

286670 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The provision of a clinically significant service by a specialised mental health service provider(s) for patients/clients, other than those patients/clients admitted to psychiatric hospitals or designated psychiatric units in acute care hospitals, and those resident in 24 hour staffed specialised residential mental health services, where the nature of the service would normally warrant a dated entry in the clinical record of the patient/client in question.
Superseded: Health

Mental health service contact

493304 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The provision of a clinically significant service by a specialised mental health service provider(s) for patients/clients, other than those patients/clients admitted to psychiatric hospitals or designated psychiatric units in acute care hospitals, and those resident in 24 hour staffed specialised residential mental health services, where the nature of the service would normally warrant a dated entry in the clinical record of the patient/client in question.
Superseded: Health

Order

533861 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A command or direction issued by a court or judge, or an arrangement which has the same effect as an order issued by a court or judge, for the care, protection, detainment or supervision of a person.
Standard: Children and Families, Youth Justice

Patient

268959 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person for whom a health service accepts responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person

268955 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A human being.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person with acute coronary syndrome

284638 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person receiving treatment for acute myocardial ischaemia resulting from coronary artery disease.
Standard: Health

Person with cancer

268990 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who has been diagnosed with a cancer.
Standard: Health, WA Health

Prison

625922 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A legally proclaimed prison or remand centre, administered by the Corrective Services department, to hold adult prisoners. Excludes periodic detention centres, court and police cells, juvenile detention centres, immigration detention centres, secure psychiatric facilities, military prisons, and home detention programs.
Standard: Health

Prison dischargee

482300 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An adult (aged at least 18 years) who is scheduled for discharge from a full time custodial setting located within Australia in the 4 weeks from the date of data collection.
Standard: Health

Prison entrant

348021 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An adult (aged at least 18 years) who is entering prison, and whose confinement is the responsibility of a corrective services agency. Juvenile offenders, persons in psychiatric custody, police cell detainees, those in periodic detention, asylum seekers or Australians held in overseas prisons are not included.
Standard: Health

Public dental waiting list episode

428187 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The period between entry onto and removal from a public dental waiting list.
Standard: Health

Record

300208 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An account of something, preserved in a lasting form.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability

Registered health professional

372858 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who is listed as a health professional during the reference period with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Bill.
Standard: Health, WA Health

Service episode

320994 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A period of time during which a client receives assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Service provider organisation

269022 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An organisation that provides services and/or care.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Service type outlet

495892 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A unit of an agency that delivers a particular service type at or from a discrete location.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Specialised mental health service unit

287787 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A specialised mental health service unit.
Standard: Health

Waitlist applicant household

268996 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A household who has applied for rental housing assistance and has been deemed eligible but has not received the assistance applied for. This includes current housing tenants who are applicants for assistance different from what they currently receive.
Superseded: Housing assistance

Workplace

386191 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The place in which paid work is undertaken.
Standard: Health

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