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Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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)

Address—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Administrative health region—Medicare Local identifier

513285 | Data Element Concept
A unique identifier for a Medicare Local.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Administrative health region—Medicare Local peer group

550731 | Data Element Concept
A unique identifier for a Medicare Local peer group.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Administrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier

611076 | Data Element Concept
A unique identifier for a Primary Health Network.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Adult—body mass index

269556 | Data Element Concept
Weight (body mass) relative to height used to assess the extent of weight deficit or excess in adults.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Contracted hospital care—organisation identifier

269834 | Data Element Concept
The establishment identifier of the other hospital involved in the contracted care.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency

269481 | Data Element Concept
A clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires elective hospital care.
Superseded: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure

269429 | Data Element Concept
An indicator procedure is a procedure which is of high volume, and is often associated with long waiting periods.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list

269476 | Data Element Concept
The reason why a patient is removed from the waiting list.
Superseded: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor)

269607 | Data Element Concept
The area of clinical expertise held by the doctor who will perform the elective surgery.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Superseded: Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time

269477 | Data Element Concept
The time elapsed for a patient waiting for elective surgery from the date they were added to the waiting list for the procedure.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure date

472973 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure time

472977 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation date

472764 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation time

472772 | Data Element Concept
The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department

472904 | Data Element Concept
The reason the patient presents to an emergency department.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care)

472951 | Data Element Concept
The time elapsed for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the emergency department non-admitted clinical care.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—admission date

269411 | Data Element Concept
Date on which an admitted patient commences an episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days)

269422 | Data Element Concept
The length of stay of a patient measured in patient days. A same-day patient should be allocated a length of stay of one patient day. The length of stay of an overnight stay patient is calculated by subtracting the date the patient is admitted from the date of separation and deducting total leave days. Total contracted patient days are included in the length of stay.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category

269575 | Data Element Concept
Major diagnostic categories (MDCs) are 23 mutually exclusive categories into which all possible principal diagnoses fall. The diagnoses in each category correspond to a single body system or aetiology, broadly reflecting the speciality providing care. Each category is partitioned according to whether or not a surgical procedure was performed. This preliminary partitioning into major diagnostic categories occurs before a diagnosis related group is assigned. The Australian refined diagnosis relate...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—procedure

269450 | Data Element Concept
A clinical intervention that: is surgical in nature, and/or carries a procedural risk, and/or carries an anaesthetic risk, and/or requires specialised training, and/or requires special facilities or equipment only available in an acute care setting.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of care—additional diagnosis

356590 | Data Element Concept
A condition or complaint either coexisting with the principal diagnosis or arising during the episode of admitted patient care, episode of residential care or attendance at a health-care establishment.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of care—principal diagnosis

269654 | Data Element Concept
The diagnosis established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning an episode of admitted patient care, an episode of residential care or an attendance at the health care establishment.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—number of cases of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection

560361 | Data Element Concept | National Health Performance Authority
The number of cases of healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) occurring within the organisation during a specified reference period.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—number of patient days

269516 | Data Element Concept
The number of days for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who separated during a specified reference period.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—number of patient days under infection surveillance monitoring

563299 | Data Element Concept | National Health Performance Authority
The number of days for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who separated during a specified reference period.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

Hospital—hospital name

407428 | Data Element Concept
The appellation by which a hospital is known or called.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Hospital—hospital peer group

584663 | Data Element Concept
A health care facility that has been compared to other similar hospitals. This minimises the effect of different hospital size, service provision and rurality when comparing hospitals.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status

474149 | Data Element Concept
The status of the patient at the end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

474183 | Data Element Concept
The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Patient—diagnosis

596411 | Data Element Concept
The identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms that is responsible for occasioning a patient's GP service event or episode.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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—allied health professional or nurse contact indicator

575312 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person visited an allied health professional or nurse.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—arthritis or chronic back pain managed in General Practice indicator

595613 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's chronic arthritis or chronic back pain was managed during a consultation with a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—cardiovascular condition managed in General Practice indicator

595634 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's cardiovascular medical condition was managed during a consultation with a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

Person—delayed filling a prescription due to cost indicator

573603 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person delayed filling a prescription due to cost.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—delayed visit to GP due to cost indicator

573592 | Data Element Concept
Indicator of whether a person delayed seeing a GP due to cost.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—delayed visit to medical specialist due to cost

573665 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person delayed a medical visit to a specialist due to cost.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—depression or anxiety condition managed in General Practice indicator

595642 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's depression or anxiety medical condition was managed during a consultation with a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—Estimated resident population of Australia

397725 | Data Element Concept
The official measure of the population of Australia.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—General Practitioner attendance indicator

603649 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person has had a GP attendance. A GP attendance is a non-referred Medicare benefits-funded patient/doctor encounter and excludes services provided by practice nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners on behalf of medical practitioners.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—General Practitioner MBS health assessment indicator

554984 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment was conducted by a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—General Practitioner visits in the past 12 months

595743 | Data Element Concept
In the past 12 months, the number of visits a person made to a General Practitioner, a doctor who does not specialise in any particular branch of medicine.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—General Practitioner waiting time dissatisfaction indicator

574798 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person was dissatisfied with the waiting time for an appointment with a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—General Practitioner waiting time for urgent GP appointment

601833 | Data Element Concept
How long a person waited between making an appointment and seeing a GP for an urgent appointment.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—human papillomavirus vaccination status

565039 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person has completed a course of three human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in accordance with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) guidance.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—imaging referral indicator

596064 | Data Element Concept
Whether the individual was referred for an imaging procedure.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—life expectancy

574066 | Data Element Concept
The length of time, on average, a person is expected to live, based on current age and sex-specific death rates.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—medical specialist service contact

575302 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person attended an appointment with a medical specialist.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—medical specialist waiting time dissatisfaction indicator

575289 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person was dissatisfied about the waiting time for an appointment with a medical specialist.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for General Practitioner service

573752 | Data Element Concept
The total Medicare (MBS) benefit a person is entitled to for a General Practitioner service.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for specialist service

573768 | Data Element Concept
The total Medicare benefit a person is entitled to for a specialist service.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—medication type

365467 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of prescribed medication administered to a person.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—most recent visit to General Practitioner indicator

575124 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person recently visited a doctor who does not specialise in any particular branch of medicine.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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—potentially preventable death indicator

574084 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's cause of death was preventable within the present health system.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—potentially treatable death indicator

574788 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's death is potentially treatable within the present health system.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—prescription of medication during a General Practitioner consultation indicator

595647 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether medication was prescribed during a consultation with a General Practitioner.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—referral a health professional indicator

595693 | Data Element Concept
Whether the individual was referred to a health professional.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—referral for counselling indicator

596070 | Data Element Concept
Whether the individual was referred to a health professional for counselling.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—seeing a GP indicator

603504 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person reported they saw a General Practitioner in the preceding 12 months.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—seen by a health professional indicator three or more times

601768 | Data Element Concept
Whether there was a service provided to an individual by a health professional three or more times.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—self-reported hospital admission

575379 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person reported they were admitted to any hospital in the preceding 12 months.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—self-reported seeing a medical specialist

594768 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person saw a medical specialist in the preceding 12 months.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—self-reported visit to a hospital emergency department indicator

574054 | Data Element Concept
A self-reported indicator of whether a person visited a hospital emergency department.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—self-reported with a long-term health condition

594169 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether an Australian reported having a long-term health condition in the preceding 12 months.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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
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)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—specialist MBS health assessment indicator

504842 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for a person was conducted by a Specialist.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—type of chronic condition

399213 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of chronic condition from which a person suffers.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service contact—service contact date

269585 | Data Element Concept
The date of each service contact between a health service provider and patient/client.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service event—bulk billed General Practitioner (GP) service

573489 | Data Element Concept
An arrangement in which a GP bills Medicare directly for any eligible medical or allied health service that the patient receives, and imposes no other 'gap payment' on the patient.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service event—General Practitioner (GP) service

593671 | Data Element Concept
An arrangement in which a GP provides medical or allied health service for a patient.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service event—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) processing date

573407 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item was processed.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

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