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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2023–24

756208 | Data Set Specification
The Activity based funding: Mental health care national best endeavours data set (ABF MHC NBEDS) defines information about patients receiving mental health care, funded by states and territories, that is associated with Australian public hospital services.Mental health care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the symptoms and/or psychosocial, environmental and physical functioning related to a patient’s mental disorder. Mental health care:is delivere...
Qualified: Health

Admitted patient care NBEDS 2023–24

756113 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the Admitted patient care national best endeavours data set (APC NBEDS) is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.The scope of the APC NBEDS is episodes of care for admitted patients in all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia's off-shor...
Qualified: Health

Admitted patient care NMDS 2023–24

756111 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the Admitted patient care national minimum data set (APC NMDS) is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.The scope of the APC NMDS is episodes of care for admitted patients in all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and in Australia's off-shore territo...
Qualified: Health

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2023–24

756155 | Data Set Specification
The Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care national best endeavours data set (ASNAHC NBEDS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining and collecting information about care provided to subacute and non-acute admitted public and private patients in activity based funded public hospitals.Subacute care in this NBEDS is identified as admitted episodes in rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management care and psychogeriatric care.Non-acute care in t...
Qualified: Health

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NBEDS 2023–24

756083 | Data Set Specification
The Alcohol and other drug treatment services national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) collects and reports data nationally on a best endeavours basis.The NBEDS covers: Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. This includes community-based ambulatory services and outpatient services.The following services are currently not included in the coverage:services based in prisons and other correctional institutions;agencies that provide p...
Qualified: Health

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2023-24

756056 | Data Set Specification
The Alcohol and other drug treatment services national minimum data set (NMDS) is nationally mandated for collection and reporting.The NMDS covers: Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. This includes community-based ambulatory services and outpatient services.The following services are currently not included in the coverage:services based in prisons and other correctional institutions;agencies that provide primarily accommodation...
Qualified: Health

AUDIT-C score of risky alcohol consumption cluster (dischargee)

696837 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The AUDIT-C score of risky alcohol consumption cluster (dischargee) is used to provide a score on the World Health Organization's Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-C (AUDIT-C) screening instrument. The data elements in this cluster relate to alcohol use prior to most recent imprisonment only. The AUDIT-C is a reliable and simple screening tool which is sensitive to the early detection of risky and high-risk (or hazardous and harmful) drinking. The AUDIT-C is a subset of the AUDIT.
Qualified: Health

Community mental health care NMDS 2023–24

756067 | Data Set Specification
The Community mental health care national minimum data set (CMHC NMDS) includes data about mental health service contacts provided by specialised mental health services for patients/clients in the community; that is patients/clients not admitted to admitted patient mental health care services or residential mental health care services.The scope includes:ambulatory mental health care provided by service units covering all target populations.The scope excludes:all care to admitted patients, includ...
Qualified: Health

Elective surgery waiting times cluster

761015 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Elective surgery waiting times data element cluster is patients on elective surgery waiting lists managed by public acute hospitals, in either category 1 or 2 of the data element Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N.This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals.Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in the data element Elective...
Qualified: Health

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2023–24

756099 | Data Set Specification
The scope of this national minimum data set (NMDS) is patients on, or removed from, elective surgery waiting lists, as defined in the Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N data element (also known as 'waiting list category'), which are managed by public acute hospitals and/or state and territory health authorities. For those patients admitted to hospital, neither the patient's election status nor the hospital type where the patient is admitted, is material.From 2016–17 on...
Qualified: Health

Emergency service care aggregate NBEDS 2023–24

756427 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Emergency services care aggregate national best endeavours data set (ESCA NBEDS) is care provided to patients in emergency services located in activity based funded (ABF) hospitals which do not meet all of the following criteria:purposely designed and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areasability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergenciesavailability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours a daydesigna...
Qualified: Health

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2023–24

756429 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the Hospital teaching, training and research activities national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is to define information about teaching, training and research activities, funded by the states and territories, that are associated with Australian public hospital services. The scope of the NBEDS is establishment and Local Hospital Network level data on teaching, training and research activities which occur in public hospital services.For the purposes of this NBEDS, the term 'teachi...
Qualified: Health

Individual Healthcare Identifier NBEDS 2023-24

756431 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is episodes of care for patients reported against health metadata sets (including national minimum data sets (NMDSs) and NBEDSs) provided by states and territories to the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA).
Qualified: Health

Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2023–24

756101 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (LHN/PHE NMDS) includes three levels of hierarchical reporting:The Public hospital establishments (PHE) component includes establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centres. Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are also included in PHE. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defe...
Qualified: Health

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2023–24

756105 | Data Set Specification
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program national best endeavours data set (NBCSP NBEDS) comprises a set of standardised data definitions used for monitoring the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. This NBEDS includes information on people who have or will be participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.This metadata set is not mandated for collection, i.e. it reflects best practice when collecting data in relation to bowel screening rather than a nationally mandated set ...
Qualified: Health

Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2023–24

756107 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Non-admitted patient care aggregate national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is non-admitted patient service events involving non-admitted patients provided by:public hospitalsLocal Hospital Networksother public hospital services that are managed by a state or territory health authority and are included in the General list of in-scope public hospital services, which have been developed under the National Health Reform Agreement 2011.This also includes all in-scope services cont...
Qualified: Health

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2023–24

764455 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Non-admitted patient national best endeavours data set (NAP NBEDS) is non-admitted patient service events involving non-admitted patients provided by:public hospitalsLocal Hospital Networksother public hospital services that are managed by a state or territory health authority and are included in the General list of in-scope public hospital services, which have been developed under the National Health Reform Agreement (2011).This also includes all in-scope services contracted by...
Qualified: Health

Perinatal NBEDS 2023–24

756064 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Perinatal national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.
Qualified: Health

Perinatal NMDS 2023–24

756062 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.
Qualified: Health

Public dental waiting times NMDS 2022–

765394 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of the Public dental waiting times national minimum data set (PDWT NMDS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for two time periods in the treatment pathway for public dental services in Australia:the time between the date a person is placed on a waiting list and the date they are offered dental care; andthe time between the date a person is placed on a waiting list and the date they receive dental care.In the PDWT NMDS, person includes ...
Qualified: Health

Recurrent non-salary expenditure data element cluster

757073 | Data Set Specification
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe recurrent non-salary expenditure by establishments. These data elements exclude expenditure relating to salaries and wages.
Qualified: Health

Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element cluster

757075 | Data Set Specification
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe expenditure on recurrent salaries and wages for staff in establishments.
Qualified: Health

Residential mental health care NMDS 2023–24

756205 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Residential mental health care national minimum data set (RMHC NMDS) is episodes of residential care for residents in all government-funded residential mental health care services in Australia, except those residential care services that are in receipt of funding under the Aged Care Act 1997 and subject to Commonwealth reporting requirements (i.e. report to the System for the Payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) collection).The following metadata are of particular relevance ...
Qualified: Health

Revenue data element cluster

757077 | Data Set Specification
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the revenue received by establishments for recurrent expenditure purposes.
Qualified: Health

Sentinel events NBEDS

759410 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Sentinel event national best endeavours data set (SE NBEDS) is to collect data about sentinel events experienced by patients in government health establishments. A sentinel event is a particular type of serious incident that is wholly preventable and has caused serious harm to, or the death of, a patient.To be classified a sentinel event, a strict set of criteria need to be met:The event should not have occurred where preventive barriers are availableThe event is easily recognis...
Qualified: Health

Sex of prison entrants cluster

696763 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Sex of prison entrants cluster defines the number of males and females entering Australia's prisons during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period.
Qualified: Health

Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2023–24

756423 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) of usual residence national best endeavours data set is records for episodes of care for patients reported against health metadata sets (including national minimum data sets and national best endeavours data sets) provided by states and territories to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Qualified: Health

Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection NBPDS

752224 | Data Set Specification
The purpose of this National best practice data set (NBPDS) is to support a comprehensive surveillance program of healthcare associated infections (HAI). HAIs are those infections that are not present or incubating at the time of admission to a healthcare program or facility, develop within a healthcare organisation or are produced by micro-organisms acquired during admission.This NBPDS is intended to support Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI) surveillance in Australian hospital...
Qualified: Health

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