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Address—Australian postcode

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

Address—suburb/town/locality name

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

Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date

598050 | Data Element Concept | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
The date on which a patient awaiting elective hospital care is assigned to a different urgency category as a result of clinical review for the awaited procedure, or is assigned to a different patient listing status category.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective care waiting list episode—listing date for care

269474 | Data Element Concept
The date on which a hospital or a community health service accepts notification that a patient/client requires care/treatment.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency

598030 | Data Element Concept | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
A clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires elective surgery.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure

616323 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The procedure for which a patient has been placed on an elective surgery waiting list.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status

684815 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether the wait time of a patient on an elective surgery waiting list has exceeded the time that has been determined as clinically desirable in relation to the urgency category to which they have been assigned.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—patient listing status

598047 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of the person's readiness to begin the process leading directly to being admitted to hospital for an awaited procedure.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian 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—urgency related group major diagnostic block

684505 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The urgency related group (URG) major diagnostic block category into which the patient's emergency department diagnosis is grouped.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days

269504 | Data Element Concept
The number of qualified newborn days occurring within a newborn episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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—admission urgency status

269424 | Data Element Concept
Whether the admission has an urgency status assigned and, if so, whether admission occurred on an emergency basis. An emergency admission is an admission of a patient for care or treatment which, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary and admission for which should occur within 24 hours. An elective admission is an admission of a patient for care or treatment which, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary and admission for which can be delayed for at least 24 hours...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—condition onset flag

686102 | Data Element Concept
A qualifier for each coded diagnosis to indicate the onset of the condition relative to the beginning of the admitted patient episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group

269660 | Data Element Concept
A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in a hospital to the resources required by the hospital.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—duration of continuous ventilatory support

708844 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The amount of time an admitted patient has spent on continuous ventilatory support.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—intended length of hospital stay

269574 | Data Element Concept
The intention of the responsible clinician at the time of the patient's admission to hospital or at the time the patient is placed on an elective surgery waiting list, to discharge the patient either on the day of admission or a subsequent date.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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—length of stay in intensive care unit

471545 | Data Element Concept
The length of time spent by an admitted patient in an intensive care unit.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

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—number of days of hospital-in-the-home care

269742 | Data Element Concept
The number of hospital-in-the-home days occurring within an episode of care for an admitted patient.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days

269701 | Data Element Concept
Sum of the length of leave (date returned from leave minus date went on leave) for all periods within the hospital stay.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave periods

269529 | Data Element Concept
Number of leave periods in a hospital stay (excluding one-day leave periods for admitted patients). Leave period is a temporary absence from hospital, with medical approval for a period no greater than seven consecutive days.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase

445933 | Data Element Concept
The patient's stage of illness or situation within the episode of care in terms of the recognised phases of palliative care.
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase

638972 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The patient's stage of illness or situation within the episode of care in terms of the recognised palliative care phase.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase end date

684244 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The date on which an admitted patient completes a palliative care phase.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase start date

684274 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The date on which an admitted patient commences a palliative care phase.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—patient election status

339069 | Data Element Concept
Accommodation chargeable status elected by a patient on admission.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—primary impairment type

681414 | Data Element Concept
The impairment which is the primary reason for the admission to an episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—separation date

269496 | Data Element Concept
The date on which an admitted patient completes an episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode

269562 | Data Element Concept
Status at separation of person (discharge/transfer/death) and place to which person is released (where applicable).
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—separation time

682924 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time at which an admitted patient completes an episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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—Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator

644896 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether an eligible person's episode of care is funded by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days

722680 | Data Element Concept
The sum of the number of days or part days of stay that the person received care as an admitted patient or resident within a designated psychiatric unit, minus the sum of leave days occurring during the stay within the designated unit.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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)

Episode of care—source of funding

472038 | Data Element Concept
The source of funds for an admitted patient episode or non-admitted patient service event.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Establishment—organisation identifier

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

Establishment—region identifier

269459 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for the location of health services in a defined geographic or administrative area.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Establishment—sector

269458 | Data Element Concept
A section of the health care industry with which a health care establishment can identify.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Female—number of antenatal care visits

717769 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of antenatal care visits attended by a pregnant female.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Female—parity

733284 | Data Element Concept | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A count of previous pregnancies experienced by a female that have resulted in a live birth or a stillbirth.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Hospital census (of elective surgery waitlist patients)—census date

269614 | Data Element Concept
Date on which the hospital takes a point in time (census) count of and characterisation of patients on the waiting list.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Injury event—place of occurrence

269924 | Data Element Concept
The place where the external cause of injury, poisoning or adverse effect occurred.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time

474191 | Data Element Concept
The time at which the patient is triaged.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient service event—non-admitted service type

652530 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The type of service through which an establishment provides health care to a non-admitted patient in a non-admitted setting.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Patient—compensable status

623117 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A patient's eligibility for compensation with respect to an injury or disease.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Patient—hospital insurance status

269703 | Data Element Concept
Hospital insurance under one of the following categories: Registered insurance - hospital insurance with a health insurance fund registered under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwlth) General insurance - hospital insurance with a general insurance company under a guaranteed renewable policy providing benefits similar to those available under registered insurance No hospital insurance or benefits coverage under the above.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person—age

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

Person—area of usual residence

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

Person—country of birth

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

Person—date of birth

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

Person—date of death

646023 | Data Element Concept | Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare
The date upon which a person ceases to live.
Standard: Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Tasmanian Health

Person—eligibility status

304534 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of a person's eligibility to receive a service as determined by an assessment.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health

Person—family name

613333 | Data Element Concept
The name a person has in common with some other members of their family. It is often hereditary, and is distinguished from that person's first given name.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person—given name

613342 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person—government funding identifier

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

Person—height

269792 | Data Element Concept
The height of a person.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person—Indigenous status

615458 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.
Standard: Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Youth Justice
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Person—interpreter service required

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

Person—level of functional independence

680996 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A person's level of functional independence to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity

539187 | Data Element Concept
An assessment of the severity of a person's psychiatric symptoms.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Person—marital status

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

Person—name title

613315 | Data Element Concept
An honorific form of address commencing a name, used when addressing a person by name, whether by mail, phone, or in person.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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—preferred language

269744 | Data Element Concept
The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—weight

269672 | Data Element Concept
The body mass of a person.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Product of conception—gestational age

695405 | Data Element Concept
The gestational age of a product of conception.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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