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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)

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Superseded: Health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Superseded: Health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Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health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Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health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Superseded: Health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 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—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)

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

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)

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—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—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

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