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Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Address—Australian state/territory identifier

430132 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the state or territory of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability
Superseded: Health

Address—suburb/town/locality name

429887 | Data Element Concept
The name of the locality/suburb of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Address—telephone number

452735 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Address—unstructured address line

430156 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability

Appointment—account number

503369 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—appointment reason

562896 | Data Element Concept
The purpose of the appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—attendance

510108 | Data Element Concept
The presence of a patient at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—cancellation reason

554596 | Data Element Concept
The reason why a scheduled appointment is cancelled.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—care type

497417 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for the nature of care provided to a patient at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—client type

554796 | Data Element Concept
The category of patient at the time of the appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—clinic category for appointment

498054 | Data Element Concept
The specialty of the clinic where the appointment occurs.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—clinical priority access criteria

561436 | Data Element Concept
The priority of a patient for referral to their first outpatient appointment, based on a clinical assessment of their medical condition.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—date

496915 | Data Element Concept
The date that is reserved for an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—group identifier

497655 | Data Element Concept
For appointments where health care is provided to a group of patients, an identifier for the group the patient attends.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—group session indicator

571111 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for health services that are provided to two or more patients by the same health care provider(s) at the same appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—mental health indicator

497281 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for an appointment where a mental health service is provided.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—multiple health care provider indicator

643163 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for whether a patient receives care from multiple health care providers at their appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—new/follow-up appointment

497384 | Data Element Concept
The distinction between an appointment for a new health issue not previously addressed at the same clinical service and a follow-up appointment for a repeat health issue.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—non-admitted patient service event indicator

572539 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for when an appointment is classified as a non-admitted patient service event.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—number of patients attending a group session

562313 | Data Element Concept
The number of patients attending a group appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—occasion of service indicator

562737 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for an occasion of examination, consultation, treatment or other service provided to a non-admitted patient in a functional unit of a health service facility.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—occasion of service sequence number

572492 | Data Element Concept
The sequence of the occasions of service that are recorded against a patient appointment in one day.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—outcome

509379 | Data Element Concept
The action that takes place at the end of an appointment, depending on the category of patient attendance.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—patient arrival time

663427 | Data Element Concept
The time when a patient arrives for a scheduled appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—patient arrival time

503222 | Data Element Concept
The time that a patient arrives for a scheduled appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—patient seen time

503228 | Data Element Concept
The time when a patient is seen by the health care provider at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—principal source of funding

500499 | Data Element Concept
The principal source of funds that is expected to pay for the health care provided to a patient at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—priority

509392 | Data Element Concept
The urgency of a requested appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—program category

572247 | Data Element Concept
The category of health care program that is provided to a patient at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—program name

572259 | Data Element Concept
The name or description of the health care program that an appointment is attributed to.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—program type

558530 | Data Element Concept
The type of health care program that an appointment is attributed to.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—reference period

563255 | Data Element Concept
An interval of time during which an appointment occurs.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—scheduled appointment status

496968 | Data Element Concept
The stage that a scheduled appointment reaches in processing.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—scheduled start time

503199 | Data Element Concept
The planned start time of an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—service delivery mode

558973 | Data Element Concept
The method of communication between a patient and a health care provider during an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—service delivery setting

497291 | Data Element Concept
The setting in which a service is provided to a patient during an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—service provider profession

501209 | Data Element Concept
The clinical specialty of the health care provider that is delivering the service to a patient at an appointment.
Standard: WA Health

Appointment—session type

558792 | Data Element Concept
A category of appointment, based on the type of client interaction.
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—clinic identifier

502961 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for a clinic
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—clinic title

562562 | Data Element Concept
The title used to identify a clinic.
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—doctor led clinic indicator

563054 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for whether a clinic is led by a doctor.
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—non-admitted service type

662422 | Data Element Concept
The predominant specialisation of the clinic that provides a non-admitted service to a patient in a non-admitted setting.
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—non-admitted service type

563439 | Data Element Concept
The type of service through which an establishment provides health care to a non-admitted patient in a non-admitted setting.
Standard: WA Health

Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type

564876 | Data Element Concept
The organisational unit or organisational arrangement through which a hospital provides a service to a non-admitted patient.
Standard: WA Health

Diagnosis—diagnosis/procedure/intervention

572915 | Data Element Concept
The diagnosis, procedure or intervention that is provided to a patient during their visit to a health care establishment.
Standard: WA Health

Diagnosis—diagnosis/procedure/intervention classification type

572934 | Data Element Concept
The classification system used to assign a diagnosis, procedure or intervention code in the patient's medical record.
Standard: WA Health

Establishment—campus identifier

563378 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for a campus, within an establishment, that provides health services.
Standard: WA Health

Establishment—organisation identifier

269415 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for the establishment.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory)

269922 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for an establishment, unique within the state or territory.
Standard: Health, WA Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Health information system—record extracted date

493758 | Data Element Concept
The date when a record is extracted from a health information system.
Standard: WA Health

Health information system—record extracted time

559398 | Data Element Concept
The time at which a record is extracted from a health information system.
Standard: WA Health

Health information system—record last updated date

572658 | Data Element Concept
The date when a record in a health information system is last updated.
Standard: WA Health

Health information system—record load date

493948 | Data Element Concept
The date when a record from a health information system extract is loaded into a data collection.
Standard: WA Health

Health information system—record mapped date

493950 | Data Element Concept
The date when data items within a health information system extract are mapped to a different set of codes.
Standard: WA Health

Health information system—record sequence identifier

572833 | Data Element Concept
A number assigned to a record, which represents the placement of that record within a group of records in a health information system.
Standard: WA Health

Patient—intention of treatment

448132 | Data Element Concept
The reason treatment is provided to a patient.
Standard: Health, WA Health

Patient—ready-for-care date

448137 | Data Element Concept
The date, in the opinion of the treating clinician, on which a patient is ready to commence treatment.
Standard: Health, WA Health

Patient—ready-for-care status

572882 | Data Element Concept
The circumstances surrounding a patient's treatment, based on their readiness for care.
Standard: WA Health

Person (name)—family name

269711 | Data Element Concept
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—given name

269709 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person with cancer—clinical emergency indicator

555667 | Data Element Concept
An indicator for whether or not the treatment required for the person with cancer is clinically assessed as an emergency.
Standard: WA Health

Person with cancer—intention of treatment

555689 | Data Element Concept
The reason why treatment is provided to a person with cancer.
Standard: WA Health

Person with cancer—primary site of cancer

269645 | Data Element Concept
The primary site is the site of origin of the tumour, as opposed to the secondary or metastatic sites. It is described by reporting the anatomical position (topography) of the tumour.
Standard: Health, WA Health

Person with cancer—radiotherapy start date

555792 | Data Element Concept
The date on which a person with cancer commences a course of radiotherapy treatment.
Standard: WA Health

Person—age

290402 | Data Element Concept
The age of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—area of usual residence

269542 | Data Element Concept
Geographical location of usual residence of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Person—country of birth

269686 | Data Element Concept
The country in which the person was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Person—date of birth

269565 | Data Element Concept
The date of birth of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Person—date of death

287299 | Data Element Concept
The date of death of the person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability

Person—death notification source

493650 | Data Element Concept
The source responsible for notifying an agency of a person's death.
Standard: WA Health

Person—government funding identifier

269395 | Data Element Concept
A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—interpreter service required

304292 | Data Element Concept
Whether an interpreter service is required by or for the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, WA Health
Superseded: Disability

Person—marital status

269533 | Data Element Concept
A person's current relationship status in terms of a couple relationship or, for those not in a couple relationship, the existence of a current or previous registered marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—person identifier

287172 | Data Element Concept
Person identifier unique within an establishment or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—residency status

554642 | Data Element Concept
A descriptor for the status of a person's residency within Australia.
Standard: WA Health

Person—residential status

664579 | Data Element Concept
A descriptor for the type of residential arrangement a person has within Australia.
Standard: WA Health

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Pregnancy—abortion commenced date

507750 | Data Element Concept
The date an abortion commenced or was initiated.
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—abortion method

507810 | Data Element Concept
The intervention or procedure to initiate or manage an abortion.
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—abortion reason

507846 | Data Element Concept
Reason the pregnancy or selected fetus terminated or abortion initiated.
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration

379595 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on a specified day.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Standard: WA Health

Product of conception—description of congenital anomaly

507865 | Data Element Concept
Description of congenital anomaly of embryo, fetus or infant diagnosed during pregnancy or after pregnancy ended.
Standard: WA Health

Record—identifier

323306 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for a record.
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health
Superseded: Health, Disability

Record—Record source

493760 | Data Element Concept
The thing or place from which a record is sourced.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—account number

492484 | Data Element Concept
A unique identifier for each referral registered to a patient administration system.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—clinic category for referral

492458 | Data Element Concept
The specialty of the clinic that a patient is referred to.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—referral discharge date

492463 | Data Element Concept
The date when a referral is removed from the source health information system once outpatient treatment is completed.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—referral priority

511998 | Data Element Concept
The urgency of a patient's need for a first appointment, which is assigned when the referral is registered.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—referral reason

492471 | Data Element Concept
The reason for recommending further care or services (referral).
Standard: WA Health

Referral—referral received date

572270 | Data Element Concept
The date when a health care provider formally accepts a referral for a patient.
Standard: WA Health

Referral—referral source

297450 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person or agency responsible for the referral of a client to an agency.
Recorded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Referral—referral status

511811 | Data Element Concept
The stage that a referral reaches in processing.
Standard: WA Health

Registered health professional—Health practitioner registration number

511974 | Data Element Concept
A unique identifier for a health practitioner authorised to practice in Australia.
Standard: WA Health

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