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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ACT-prioritised Australian state/territory code AA[A]

616563 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing Australian states and territories, with the ACT prioritised to the top of the set of permissible values.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

ACT-prioritised Australian state/territory code N

601033 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing Australian states and territories, with the ACT prioritised to the top of the set of permissible values.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Bioequivalent allowed indicator code A

612340 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the way in which a medicinal product is considered to be bioequivalent with other medicinal products.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility code AAA[NNA]

603677 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code representing eligibility for Closing the Gap (CTG) co-payment relief.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Commonwealth government assistance scheme category code AX

604079 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set describing patient categories, in the context of the Commonwealth government assistance scheme under which a benefit or subsidy is paid to the patient.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Date DDMMYYYY

270566 | Value Domain
The day of a particular month and year.
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, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Department of Health Broad Type of Service (BTOS) hierarchy code NNNN

604261 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing categories for the Broad Type of Service (BTOS) hierarchy, in reporting order.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Health professional major specialty code NNNN

607029 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing major categories of medical specialty.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Health professional specialty group code NN

601978 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing broad categories of medical specialty.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Health professional subspecialty code NNNNNN

607042 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing subcategories of medical specialty.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier N(9)

713830 | Value Domain
A 9-digit number which uniquely identifies an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier N[N(19)]

600663 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A logical combination of valid numeric characters that identify an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier N[N(8)]

321528 | Value Domain
A number which uniquely identifies an entity.
Standard: Health, Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier N[NNNNNN]A

601162 | Value Domain
A logical combination of valid numeric and alphabetic characters that identify an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier NN[NNN]

603631 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A logical combination of numeric characters that create a unique identifier.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier NNNNNN

315100 | Value Domain
A combination of numeric characters that identify an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier text X

601426 | Value Domain | Department of Health
An alphanumeric character that identifies an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier X

603394 | Value Domain | Department of Health
An alphabetic or numeric character which identifies an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Identifier XXNNNA

621694 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A logical combination of alphanumeric, numeric and alphabetic characters that identify an entity.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) category for the item code N[N]

604113 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) category names.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) group for the item code ANN

604132 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) group names.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) subgroup for the item code ANNNN

604229 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) subgroup items.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare bill type code A

604382 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the type of Medicare billing.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare diagnostic imaging multiple services rule code A

609630 | Value Domain
A code set representing the rule applied to diagnostic imaging service.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare multiple procedure type code A

609514 | Value Domain
A code set representing Medicare multiple procedure codes.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare referral reason code N

610751 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the reason for a Medicare specialist or consultant physician referral.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) N

610726 | Value Domain | Department of Health
Australian Statistical Geography Standard-Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) is a geographical classification which defines locations in terms of remoteness, i.e. the physical road distance of a location from the nearest Service Centre (a populated locality where the population is greater than 1,000 persons), within population size categories.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Patient payment category code X

600686 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the patient payment categories associated with Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriptions.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical benefit entitlement source code A

605215 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing different sources of entitlement to pharmaceutical benefits.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) claim type code A

603894 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing type of claims for benefits under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) eligibility card type code AA

605103 | Value Domain | Department of Health
The code set representing the types of eligibility card that can be used to claim benefits associated with the prescription medicinal products available via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) form type code AA

601192 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the types of forms available when making a claim for benefits available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item code NN[NNN]A

600257 | Value Domain | Department of Health
The code set representing the medicinal and therapeutic products included in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits. The code set also includes the items listed in the separate Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS), which are structured in the same way.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber type code A

603783 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the types of health professional authorised to prescribe medicinal products under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription drug broad category code XX

600295 | Value Domain | Department of Health
The code set representing broad categories of drugs, therapeutic aids and appliances included in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other associated schemes such as the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS) and the national Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Scheme.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) X

613722 | Value Domain | Department of Health
Australian Statistical Geography Standard-Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) is a geographical classification which defines locations in terms of remoteness, i.e. the physical road distance of a location from the nearest Service Centre (a populated locality where the population is greater than 1,000 persons), within population size categories.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmacy approval type code X

601568 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing different types of pharmacy.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Repeat prescription indicator code X

603984 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing whether a prescription is a repeat prescription or an original prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Sex code A

602447 | Value Domain
A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female, and intersex or indeterminate.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Therapeutic group code N

605329 | Value Domain | Department of Health
A code set representing the therapeutic group into which certain medicinal products can be categorised.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Total Australian currency N[NNN].NN

602458 | Value Domain | Department of Health
Total number of Australian dollars and cents.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

270684 | Value Domain
Total number of Australian dollars and cents.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Total number N

601797 | Value Domain | Department of Health
The total, sum, count or aggregate of a collection of units.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Total number N[NNN]

480158 | Value Domain
The total number.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Yes/no code A

555670 | Value Domain
A code set representing 'yes' and 'no'.
Standard: WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health

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