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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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Birth—birth weight

269455 | Data Element Concept
The first weight of the live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous

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—waiting list removal date

269554 | Data Element Concept
The date on which a patient is removed from an elective surgery waiting list.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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

684846 | Data Element Concept
The date on which a patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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—presentation time

684854 | Data Element Concept
The time at which a patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis

447026 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The diagnosis established at the conclusion of the patient's attendance in an emergency department to be mainly responsible for occasioning the attendance following consideration of clinical assessment.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Health

Emergency department stay—transport mode

472849 | Data Element Concept
The mode of transport by which the person arrives at the emergency department.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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 time

269414 | Data Element Concept
Time at which an admitted patient commences an episode of care.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—duration of continuous ventilatory support

479007 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The amount of time an admitted patient has spent on continuous ventilatory support.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date

445893 | Data Element Concept
The date on which an admitted patient completes a phase of palliative care.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date

445857 | Data Element Concept
The date on which an admitted patient commences a phase of palliative care.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—primary impairment type

449130 | Data Element Concept
The impairment which is the primary reason for the admission to the sub-acute episode.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—procedure

647089 | 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
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Episode of care—mental health legal status

542158 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person is treated on an involuntary basis under the relevant state or territory mental health legislation, at any time during an episode of admitted patient care, an episode of residential care or treatment of a patient/client by a community based service during a reporting period. Involuntary patients are persons who are compulsorily treated in hospital or in the community under state and territory mental health legislation for the purpose of assessment or provision of appropriate tre...
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Hospital service—care type

510083 | Data Element Concept
The overall nature of a clinical service provided to an admitted patient during an episode of care (admitted care), or the type of service provided by the hospital for boarders or posthumous organ procurement (care other than admitted care).
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Injury event—activity type

269437 | Data Element Concept
The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Injury event—external cause

269426 | Data Element Concept
Environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning and other adverse effect.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date

474126 | Data Element Concept
The date on which non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care commences.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement time

474122 | Data Element Concept
The time at which emergency department non-admitted clinical care commences.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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

474130 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

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—episode end time

474164 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The time at which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length

684861 | Data Element Concept
The amount of time between when a patient presents at an emergency department, and when the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length

474178 | Data Element Concept
The amount of time, between when a patient presents at an emergency department for an emergency department service episode, and when the non-admitted component of the emergency department service episode has concluded.
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

684869 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The urgency of a non-admitted patient's need for medical and/or nursing care in an emergency department, as assessed at triage.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date

474187 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the patient is triaged.
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date

684888 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a non-admitted patient in an emergency department is triaged.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time

684898 | Data Element Concept
The time at which a non-admitted patient in an emergency department is triaged.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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

501304 | 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: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient service event—service date

584091 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the non-admitted patient service event occurred.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient service event—service date

400671 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the non-admitted patient service event occurred.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person (name)—family name

269711 | Data Element Concept
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—given name

269709 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—name title

269708 | Data Element Concept
An honorific form of address, commencing a name, used when addressing a person by name, whether by mail, by phone, or in person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families

Person—sex

635233 | Data Element Concept
Sex refers to a person's biological characteristics. A person's sex is usually described as being either male or female. A person may have both male and female characteristics, or neither male nor female characteristics, or other sexual characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Youth Justice
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Homelessness, Early Childhood

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

Pregnancy—estimated duration

379595 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on a specified day.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit

695399 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on the day of the first antenatal care visit.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—Apgar score at 1 minute

696340 | Data Element Concept | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A numerical score used to indicate a baby's condition at 1 minute after birth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—Apgar score at 5 minutes

695251 | Data Element Concept
A numerical score used to indicate a baby's condition at 5 minutes after birth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth order

695290 | Data Element Concept
The sequential order of each baby of a multiple birth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth status

695431 | Data Element Concept
The status of a baby at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birthweight

695312 | Data Element Concept
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of a baby on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous

Product of birth—birthweight

716096 | Data Element Concept
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—head circumference

695724 | Data Element Concept
The head circumference of a baby at birth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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