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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker

701021 | Glossary Item
Persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time paid basis, where the person is specifically employed to provide mental health care support and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These mental health professionals have recognised qualifications and/or work experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and/or health. Roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers may perform include, but are not limited to: ...
Standard: Health

Abortion

555883 | Glossary Item | WA Health
Expulsion from the uterus of an embryo or fetus. Spontaneous abortions (occurring from natural causes) are an expulsion from the uterus of an embryo or fetus. They are distinguished from preterm births by a gestational age of less than 20 weeks or birthweight of less than 400 grams. Induced abortions (termination of pregnancy) use artificial means to empty the uterus of a live embryo or fetus.
Standard: WA Health

Abuse in care

748916 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
In the context of the Australian child protection systems in operation in each state and territory, abuse in care refers to instances of abuse of children in out-of-home care, on third party parental orders, or on other orders that transfer full or partial parental responsibility for the child to an authority of the State. It can involve physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Abuse in care includes instances where the person held responsible is: a) the approved carer b) anoth...
Standard: Children and Families

Abuse in care

742259 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
In the context of the Australian child protection systems in operation in each state and territory, abuse in care refers to instances of abuse of children in out-of-home care, on third party parental orders, or on other orders that transfer full or partial parental responsibility for the child to an authority of the State. It can involve physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Abuse in care includes instances where the person held responsible is: a) the approved carer b) anoth...
Superseded: Children and Families

Accommodation period

357096 | Glossary Item
The period during which a client was in supported accommodation. A client may have no accommodation periods or one or more accommodation periods within a support period.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Activity based funding

678967 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Standard: Health

Activity based funding

496325 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Health

Activity based funding

651815 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Superseded: Health

Activity—functioning, disability and health

327296 | Glossary Item
In the context of health, an activity is the execution of a task or action by an individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Acute coronary syndrome (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard​)

628778 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), an acute coronary syndrome results from a sudden blockage of a blood vessel in the heart, typically by a blood clot (thrombosis) that reduces blood supply to a portion of heart muscle. Where the blockage is severe enough to lead to injury or death of the heart muscle, the event is called an acute myocardial infarction (or ‘heart attack’). Depending on the duration of the ischaemia and the extent of damage to t...
Standard: Health

Acute stroke (Acute stroke clinical care standard)

629525 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute stroke clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015a), an acute stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly interrupted. This may result in part of the brain dying, leading to a sudden impairment that can affect a range of activities such as speaking, swallowing, thinking, moving and communicating. In about 80% of people who have a stroke, an artery supplying blood to the brain suddenly becomes blocked (ischaemic stroke). In the remaining 20%, an artery b...
Qualified: Health

Ad-hoc adoption

749048 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
An intercountry adoption from a country with which Australia did not have an existing intercountry adoption program at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent.
Standard: Children and Families

Ad-hoc adoption

722860 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
An intercountry, non-program adoption from a country with which Australia did not have an existing intercountry adoption program at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent.
Superseded: Children and Families

Address

327278 | Glossary Item | Health Data Standards Committee
The referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous

Address (community services)

327174 | Glossary Item
The set of descriptors identifying the geographic location of a person, organisation, and/or object place.
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Address (housing assistance)

327200 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee, National Community Services Data Committee
A place at which a person or organisation may be contacted/located, or where an object/item or dwelling may be locatedor the location where a service may be delivered.
Standard: Housing assistance, Health

Adenoidectomy

574908 | Glossary Item
The removal of the adenoids. This surgical procedure to remove the lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx may be performed because the adenoids are enlarged, chronically infected or causing obstruction.
Standard: Indigenous

Adenoma

697241 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A benign (non-cancerous) growth which has specific characteristics that can be seen using pathology testing techniques (proliferation of neoplastic epithelial cells). Adenomas may be protuberant, flat or depressed. Some adenomas may change over time and develop into malignant growths (cancers).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Administrative and clerical staff

327166 | Glossary Item
Staff engaged in administrative and clerical duties. Medical staff and nursing staff, diagnostic and health professionals and any domestic staff primarily or partly engaged in administrative and clerical duties are excluded. Civil engineers and computing staff are included in this category.
Standard: Health

Admission

327206 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee
The process whereby the hospital accepts responsibility for the patient's care and/or treatment. Admission follows a clinical decision based upon specified criteria that a patient requires same-day or overnight care or treatment. An admission may be formal or statistical. Formal admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient. Statistical admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Admitted patient mental health care service

409067 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A specialised mental health service that provides overnight care in a psychiatric hospital or a specialised mental health unit in an acute hospital. Psychiatric hospitals and specialised mental health units in acute hospitals are establishments devoted primarily to the treatment and care of admitted patients with psychiatric, mental or behavioural disorders. These services are staffed by health professionals with specialist mental health qualifications or training and have as their principal fun...
Standard: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Admitted patient stay

750462 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The period of admitted care provided by a health care facility between formal admission and a formal separation. The admitted care provided may include that provided by another health service provider under a contracted hospital care arrangement or hospital-in-the-home care.
Standard: Health

Adoption

327208 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Adoption is the legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parents and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parents.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Adoptive parent

749050 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who has become the parent of a child or adult as the result of an adoption order.
Standard: Children and Families

Adoptive parent

689411 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who has become the parent of a child or adult as the result of an adoption order.
Superseded: Children and Families

Adverse event

570393 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Any harmful event befalling a patient while in the care of the health system. Such an event may be the result of professional negligence, systems failure, mistakes, fatigue or other causes.
Standard: Health

Age-standardised rate

327276 | Glossary Item
A method of adjusting the crude rate to eliminate the effect of differences in population age structures when comparing crude rates for different periods of time, different geographic areas and/or different population sub-groups (e.g. between one year and the next and/or States and Territories, Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations). Adjustments are usually undertaken for each of the comparison populations against a standard population (rather than adjusting one comparison population to rese...
Standard: Health

Allied health

708041 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Allied health professionals and other technicians and support workers who work with allied health professionals. This subset of Australian health professions does not include medical, nursing or dental professions. In both the international and national domain there is no universally accepted definition of allied health professions. Instead a range of definitions are used in various sectors. A variety of professions are listed as allied health professions by various government authorities and de...
Standard: Health

Allied health service event

705578 | Glossary Item
A specific, time defined encounter between a person (with a known patient identifier) and an allied health professional, assistant or student.
Standard: Health

Allied health service provider

705622 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
An allied health professional, assistant or student providing an allied health service.
Standard: Health

Ambulatory care

749893 | Glossary Item | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
Care provided to hospital patients who are not admitted to the hospital, such as patients of emergency departments and outpatient clinics. The term is also used to refer to care provided to patients of community-based (non-hospital) health-care services.
Standard: Health

Ambulatory care

354366 | Glossary Item | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
Care provided to hospital patients who are not admitted to the hospital, such as patients of emergency departments and outpatient clinics. The term is also used to refer to care provided to patients of community-based (non-hospital) health-care services.
Superseded: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Ambulatory care

722178 | Glossary Item | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
Care provided to hospital patients who are not admitted to the hospital, such as patients of emergency departments and outpatient clinics. The term is also used to refer to care provided to patients of community-based (non-hospital) health-care services.
Superseded: Health

Ambulatory mental health care service

699980 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A specialised mental health service that provides services to people who are not currently admitted to a mental health admitted or residential service. Services are delivered by health professionals with specialist mental health qualifications or training. Ambulatory mental health services include: community-based crisis assessment and treatment teams day programs mental health outpatient clinics provided by either hospital or community-based services child and adolescent outpatient and com...
Standard: Health

Ambulatory mental health care service

409081 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A specialised mental health service that provides services to people who are not currently admitted to a mental health admitted or residential service. Services are delivered by health professionals with specialist mental health qualifications or training. Ambulatory mental health services include: community-based crisis assessment and treatment teams day programs mental health outpatient clinics provided by either hospital or community-based services child and adolescent outpatient and com...
Superseded: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Anaesthesia

504029 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A technique used to introduce an agent to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation to the woman for the operative or instrumental delivery of the baby.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Anaesthesia

561591 | Glossary Item
A technique used to introduce an agent to a patient to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation for the provision of a treatment or service.
Standard: Indigenous

Anaesthesia

696175 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A technique used to introduce an agent to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation to a female for the operative or instrumental delivery of the baby.
Superseded: Health

Anaesthesia during birth event

733095 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A technique used to introduce an agent to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation to a female for the operative or instrumental delivery of the baby.
Standard: Health

Analgesia

504043 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An analgesic agent or technique administered to the woman to relieve the pain of labour without causing loss of consciousness.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Analgesia

696178 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An analgesic agent or technique administered to a female to relieve the pain of labour without causing loss of consciousness.
Superseded: Health

Analgesia during birth event

733102 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An analgesic agent or technique administered to a female to relieve the pain of labour without causing loss of consciousness.
Standard: Health

Androgen deprivation therapy

587572 | Glossary Item
Treatment based on the reduction of androgen hormones. This includes both chemical and surgical treatments and is most commonly used as part of cancer treatment.
Standard: Health

Antenatal care visit

717749 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An intentional encounter between a pregnant female and a midwife or clinician to assess and improve maternal and fetal wellbeing throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Antenatal care visit

461257 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
An intentional encounter between a pregnant woman and a midwife or doctor to assess and improve maternal and fetal well-being throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Antenatal care visit

695204 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An intentional encounter between a pregnant female and a midwife or clinician to assess and improve maternal and fetal wellbeing throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.
Superseded: Health

Applicant

689413 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A married couple, a de facto couple or a single person. The method by which the applicant becomes an official client will vary for each jurisdiction, and might be when the department first opens a file, when the applicant registers, or when the applicant is invited to attend an information session. For the purpose of this report, applicants who are already a client of the department, but are applying to adopt a subsequent child, or reapplying to adopt, are counted as applicants applying for the ...
Superseded: Children and Families

Applicant (adoption)

749052 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A married couple, a de facto couple or a single person. The method by which the applicant becomes an official client will vary for each jurisdiction, and might be when the department first opens a file, when the applicant registers, or when the applicant is invited to attend an information session. For the purpose of this report, applicants who are already a client of the department, but are applying to adopt a subsequent child, or reapplying to adopt, are counted as applicants applying for the ...
Standard: Children and Families

Approved carer

742264 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An approved carer is anyone authorised under a relevant state of territory legislation, including third party parental orders, to have full or partial parental responsibility and/or care responsibility for a child or young person. For children or young people placed in out-of-home care this includes 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 or young person to be...
Standard: Children and Families

Approved research project

586750 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A study or activity which has a formal methodology and structured plan and which has been successful with a formal governance or ethics approval process. Such studies or activities will have potential for application outside of the health service in which they are undertaken.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Asbestos

525752 | Glossary Item
Asbestos is the commercial product, obtained after mining and processing, of a family of fibrous hydrated silicates divided mineralogically into amphiboles (amosite, anthrophyllite and crocidolite) and serpentines (chrysotile). The inhalation of asbestos particles can cause asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural fibrosis, pleural effusion, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos was widely used in Australia between 1945 and 1980. The characteristics that made asbestos popular were its strength, so...
Standard: Health

Assistance received

327202 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Assistance request reason

327204 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason(s) why a person has sought or requires assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Assistance with activities and participation

327298 | Glossary Item
The help that a person receives or needs from another person, because of their difficulty in performing an activity or in participating in an area of life.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Audiology

562492 | Glossary Item
A field of research and clinical practice devoted to the study of hearing disorders, assessment of hearing, hearing conservation and aural rehabilitation.
Standard: Indigenous

Audiology assessment

529778 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An audiology assessment provides information about the status of middle ear function, diagnosis of hearing loss, and recommendations for clinical care and rehabilitation, such as communication strategies, classroom amplification, hearing aids, speech therapy and educational support. An audiological assessment can also monitor changes in hearing associated with medical and surgical management of middle ear conditions.
Standard: Indigenous

Aural toilet

562370 | Glossary Item
The provision of a professional ear cleaning including wax removal, micro suction and dry mopping.
Standard: Indigenous

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)

523595 | Glossary Item
A national register that records vaccinations given to children under seven years of age.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Average for the counting period

373642 | Glossary Item
The average for the counting period is calculated by summing all the individual counts and dividing it by the number of periods for which a count was taken. For the reporting year, if a count was taken n times, the average is calculated as the SUM (Count1 + Count2 + ...Countn) DIVIDED by n. A reporting year is a financial year. It begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June of the following year.
Standard: Health

Bacterial meningitis (Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard)

629062 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), bacterial meningitis is defined as inflammation of the meninges by a bacterium (bacterial m.).
Standard: Health

Bilateral adoption

749072 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An intercountry adoption where Australia had an official adoption program open with the adoptive child’s country of origin at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent.
Standard: Children and Families

Bilateral adoption

700987 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An intercountry adoption where Australia had an official adoption program open with the adoptive child’s country of origin at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent, but where the Hague Convention had not entered into force in that country before the file was sent.
Superseded: Children and Families

Bioequivalent

606099 | Glossary Item
In pharmacology, this term pertains to two formulations of the same drug that attain similar concentrations in blood and tissues at similar times with no clinically important differences between their therapeutic or adverse effects. Two medicinal products containing the same active substance are considered bioequivalent if they are pharmaceutically equivalent or pharmaceutical alternatives and their bioavailabilities (rate and extent of absorption) after administration in the same molar dose lie...
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Birthweight

733258 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than 2,500 grams (up to and including 2,499 grams).
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

696102 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than 2,500 grams (up to and including 2,499 grams).
Superseded: Health
Standard: Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

327212 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The first weight of the fetus or baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than 2,500 grams (up to and including 2,499 grams).
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Blood pressure

327210 | Glossary Item | Cardiovascular Data Working Group
The pressure exerted by blood against the walls of the blood vessels - i.e. arteries, capillaries or veins.
Standard: Health, Indigenous

Boarding house building

327408 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A separate building (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) containing multiple boarding/rooming/lodging house bedrooms and/or boarding house units.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house room

327410 | Glossary Item | New South Wales Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A bedroom within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) that is not self-contained, and usually shares a common kitchen and/or bathroom. Boarding house bedrooms are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Boarding house unit

327412 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-contained unit within a boarding house (also referred to as a rooming or lodging house) with separate cooking, bathroom and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Body functions

327294 | Glossary Item
Body functions are the physiological functions of body systems (including psychological functions).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Body structures

327300 | Glossary Item
Body structures are anatomical parts of the body such as organs, limbs and their components.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Born before arrival

685116 | Glossary Item
Being born before arrival at hospital or birth centre for planned hospital or birth centre births, or before the arrival of the homebirth midwife for planned home births.
Standard: Health

Bowel cancer

564023 | Glossary Item
Comprises cancer of the colon and cancer of the rectum, collectively known as colorectal cancer.
Standard: Health

Brachytherapy

594080 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
A form of radiotherapy where a sealed source of radiation is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. Brachytherapy involves the placement of a capsule containing a radioisotope that emits short-range radiation at the site of the malignant tumour. This allows the radiation to kill the surrounding tissue while preventing the radioisotope from moving or dissolving, and limiting the exposure of healthy tissue to radiation. Brachytherapy is a common treatment for prostate, cervical, ...
Standard: Health

Brief ambulatory episode of mental health care

605545 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee.
Episodes of community mental health care that are 14 days or less between first and last service contact date.
Standard: Health

Brief inpatient episode of mental health care

605550 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
Episodes of mental health care provided to a consumer who is admitted for a period of three days or less.
Standard: Health

Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counsellors

578539 | Glossary Item
Bringing Them Home/Link Up Counsellors are counselling positions funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) under the Bringing Them Home and Link Up Program, to provide counselling to individuals, families and communities affected by past practices regarding the forced removal of children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Standard: Indigenous

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

386254 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS) assesses the bedroom requirements of a household based on the following criteria: There should be no more than 2 persons per bedroom; Children less than 5 years of age of different sexes may reasonably share a bedroom; Children 5 years of age or older of opposite sex should have separate bedrooms; Children less than 18 years of age and of the same sex may reasonably share a bedroom; and Single household members 18 years or older should have a...
Standard: Housing assistance

Cancer diagnostic assessment

564074 | Glossary Item
A type of medical test or evaluation to determine whether a person has cancer.
Standard: Health

Cancer screening

564066 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Population-based cancer screening involves testing for signs of cancer in people who do not have any obvious symptoms of the disease. In Australia, there are currently three national screening programs, BreastScreen Australia, National Cervical Cancer Screening Program (NCSP) and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
Standard: Health

Capital

327222 | Glossary Item
Capital includes: acquisitions (purchase of properties), construction costs, redevelopment and improvement (of properties), land acquisitions and development, and joint ventures.
Standard: Housing assistance

Cardiac arrest team

593891 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A team, led by trained medical officers, designated to respond to calls for assistance following the cardiac arrest of a hospital patient.
Standard: Health

Care coordination

721771 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Care coordination services provide a single point of contact (via a Care Facilitator) for people (and their families/carers) with lived experience of mental illness and complex care needs. Care Facilitators will be responsible for ensuring all of the patients’ care needs, clinical and non-clinical and as determined by a nationally consistent assessment tool, are being met (Commonwealth of Australia 2012).
Standard: Health

Care coordination

494985 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Care coordination services provide a single point of contact (via a Care Facilitator) for people (and their families/carers) with lived experience of mental illness and complex care needs. Care Facilitators will be responsible for ensuring all of the patients’ care needs, clinical and non-clinical and as determined by a nationally consistent assessment tool, are being met (Commonwealth of Australia 2012).
Superseded: Health

Carer Allowance

515353 | Glossary Item
A supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide daily care to an adult or dependent child who has a disability or medical condition or is frail aged.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Carer consultant

327330 | Glossary Item
Carer consultants are persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time paid basis to represent the interests of carers and advocate for their needs.
Standard: Health

Carer Payment

515394 | Glossary Item
Support if you are unable to work in paid employment because you provide full-time care to someone with a severe disability, medical condition, or is frail aged.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Caries

551229 | Glossary Item
Dental caries, or dental decay, is a common disease, which causes cavities and discoloration of both permanent and "baby" teeth. As the disease progresses in a tooth it becomes weaker and its nerve may be damaged.
Standard: Indigenous

Case plan (Out-of-Home Care)

532565 | Glossary Item | Research, Evaluation and Data Working Group (REDWG).
A case plan is an individualised, dynamic written plan or a support agreement that includes information on the circumstances explaining why the child is considered to be in need of protection, the goal of ongoing intervention and outcomes and actions required to achieve the goals. A case plan is usually developed between the person and agency as a result of an assessment process and usually includes: Goals and objectives; Planned measures/actions; Needs assessment (including: hea...
Standard: Children and Families

Cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs

327302 | Glossary Item | Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set working group
Cessation of a treatment episode occurs when treatment is completed or discontinued; or there has been a change in the principal drug of concern, the main treatment type, or the treatment delivery setting.
Standard: Health

Chemotherapy

436811 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
The treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs, usually used in reference to neoplastic disease. Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer achieves its antitumour effect through the use of antineoplastic drugs that inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells by interfering with DNA synthesis and mitosis.
Standard: Health

Child

346949 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics
A person: of any age who is a natural, adopted, step, or foster son or daughter of a couple or lone parent, usually resident in the same household or under 15 years of age, usually resident in the household, who forms a parent-child relationship with another member in the household. This includes otherwise related children under 15 and unrelated children under 15.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Chronic otitis media

682003 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The term used to describe a variety of signs, symptoms, and physical findings that result from the long-term damage to the middle ear by infection and inflammation. This includes the following: severe retraction or perforation of the tympanic membrane (a hole in the tympanic membrane ) scarring or erosion of the small, sound conducting bones of the middle ear chronic or recurring drainage from the ear inflammation causing erosion of the bony cover or the facial nerve, balance canals, or coc...
Standard: Indigenous

Class action

466681 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A lawsuit brought by one or more plaintiffs on behalf of a large group of others who have a common legal claim.
Standard: Health

Client (specialist homelessness services)

401087 | Glossary Item
In the specialist homelessness services NMDS, a client is a person who receives a specialist homelessness service.
Standard: Housing assistance

Clinical intervention

327220 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee.
An intervention carried out to improve, maintain or assess the health of a person, in a clinical situation.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Clinical placement

534723 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An activity that contributes to or counts towards clinical/professional education and training requirements for an accredited course. In other words, a clinical placement is an essential requirement that is necessary for successful course completion (and therefore would exclude voluntary extra placements). Clinical placements: Occur in a clinical setting (i.e. generally outside the university educational setting, although may occur in university clinics). May include a variety of activities (...
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Clinical review

327214 | Glossary Item | Hospital Access Program Waiting List Working Group, National Health Data Committee
The examination of a patient by a clinician after the patient has been added to the elective care waiting list. This examination may result in the patient being assigned a different urgency rating from the initial classification. The need for clinical review varies with a patient's condition and is therefore at the discretion of the treating clinician.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Clinical Services Management (CSM)

706423 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Clinical Services Management (CSM) activities are the professional and management activities which support and are essential to undertaking clinical care. CSM includes, but is not limited to: administration staff management statistics gathering and reporting financial management quality activities representations/ consultation professional development travel for management purposes program evaluation meetings
Standard: Health

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