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Core system

557977 | Glossary Item
A Patient Administration System (PAS) that is corporately managed by the Department of Health WA and records non-admitted activity to the required reporting standard.
Standard: WA Health

Corporation

354894 | Glossary Item
A corporation is a legal entity that: is created for the purpose of producing goods and services for the market may be a source of profit or other financial gain to its owner(s) is collectively owned by shareholders who have the authority to appoint directors responsible for its general management.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Counselling, support, information and referral—online

721752 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Counselling, support, information and referral services can be provided both via telephone and online. This service type is intended only for services provided online. Counselling services provide a structured process that is concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, working through feelings and inner conflicts, or improving relationships with others (BAC 1986). Counselling facilitates personal growth, development, self-understanding and the adoption of constru...
Standard: Health

Counselling, support, information and referral—telephone

721750 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Counselling, support, information and referral services can be provided both via telephone and online. This service type is intended only for those services provided via telephone. Counselling services provide a structured process that is concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, working through feelings and inner conflicts, or improving relationships with others (BAC 1986). Counselling facilitates personal growth, development, self-understanding and the adopti...
Standard: Health

Counselling—face to face

721748 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Counselling services operate through a range of mediums including face-to-face, telephone and online. This service type is intended only for services providing face-to-face counselling. Counselling services provide a structured process that is concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, working through feelings and inner conflicts, or improving relationships with others (BAC 1986). Counselling facilitates personal growth, development, self-understanding and the a...
Standard: Health

Country of origin (adoption)

749054 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country of habitual residence of the child being adopted. This will generally be the country of birth of a child.
Standard: Children and Families

Course of radiotherapy treatment

448151 | Glossary Item
A series of one or more radiotherapy treatments prescribed by a radiation oncologist.
Standard: Health

Crude rate

327274 | Glossary Item
The ratio of the number of events in the population being studied during a certain time period to the estimated population size midway through that time period.
Standard: Health

CSTDA funded agency

344853 | Glossary Item
A funded agency is usually a legal entity providing one or more types of CSTDA-funded service types to CSTDA users at one or more different locations. The organisational unit that delivers a single service type at or from a discrete location is described as a service type outlet. Where a funded agency provides only one service type, the service type outlet and the funded agency are one and the same entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Cultural support plan (out-of-home care)

532574 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A cultural support plan is an individualised, dynamic written plan or a support agreement that aims to develop or maintain children or young people’s cultural identity through connection to family, community and culture. Cultural support plans help to ensure that planning and decision–making are culturally appropriate and in the best interests of the child. A cultural support plan is usually developed between the person and the agency in consultation with members of the cultural community (or re...
Standard: Children and Families

Data exchange agreement

619295 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
An arrangement where two or more entities agree to exchange one or more sets of data and related attributes in such a manner that the information content or meaning assigned to the data is not altered during the transmission.
Standard: Health

Deep vein thrombosis

697219 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Blockage in the deep veins of the legs, thighs, or pelvis, caused by the clotting of blood.
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Defined 12-month period

569133 | Glossary Item
A 12-month period which ends on 30 June, e.g. the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Standard: Health

Defined 24-month period

569124 | Glossary Item
A 24-month period which ends on 30 June, e.g. the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014.
Standard: Health

Delirium (Delirium clinical care standard)

628579 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Delirium clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015), delirium is defined as an acute change in mental status that is common among older patients in hospital (Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit 2006). It is characterised by a disturbance of consciousness, attention, cognition and perception that develops over a short period of time (usually hours to a few days) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2010; Inouye 2014). Patients with delirium...
Standard: Health

Dependant

327458 | Glossary Item
A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under, and: is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Dependent child

346951 | Glossary Item
A person who is either a child under 15 or a dependent student.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Dependent student

346954 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics
A person who: is the natural, adopted, step, or foster child of a person in the household is 15–24 years of age attends a secondary or tertiary educational institution as a full-time student has no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the same household.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Designated maternity carer

562469 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
The health care professional who coordinates the care for a woman during the antenatal, intrapartum or postnatal stages of maternity care, based on the woman's identified needs and individual circumstances.This may be a midwife, obstetrician, general practitioner or other maternity health professional.
Standard: Health

Diagnosis

327224 | Glossary Item | National Data Standards Committee
A diagnosis is the decision reached, after assessment, of the nature and identity of the disease or condition of a patient or recipient of residential care (resident).
Standard: Health

Diagnostic and health professional

327164 | Glossary Item
Qualified staff (other than qualified medical and nursing staff) engaged in duties of a diagnostic, professional or technical nature (but also including diagnostic and health professionals whose duties are primarily or partly of an administrative nature). This category includes all allied health professionals and laboratory technicians (but excludes civil engineers and computing staff).
Standard: Health

Dialysis

620124 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An artificial method of removing waste products and water from the blood as well as regulating levels of circulating chemicals. There are two main forms of dialysis: haemodialysis, which occurs outside the body via a machine; and peritoneal dialysis, which occurs inside the patient's body via the lining of the abdominal cavity.
Standard: Health

Disability

695181 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multi-dimensional and complex concept and is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6).
Standard: Health, Disability, Children and Families

Disability

327304 | Glossary Item
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multi-dimensional and complex concept and is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6).
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Disability (Child protection)

748838 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multidimensional concept, and is considered as an interaction between health conditions and environment and personal factors. It refers to a limitation, restriction or impairment which has lasted, or is likely to last for at least six months and restricts every day activities.
Standard: Children and Families

Disability grouping

327282 | Glossary Item
Disability groupings constitute a broad categorisation of disabilities in terms of the underlying health condition, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions, environmental factors and support needs.
Retired: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Disease screening

564029 | Glossary Item
Repeated testing, at regular intervals, of apparently well people to detect a medical condition at an earlier stage than would otherwise be the case. Screening tests are not diagnostic; therefore, people who receive a positive screening result require further assessment and diagnosis to determine whether or not they have the disease or risk marker being screened for.
Standard: Health

Dispensing

602791 | Glossary Item
The process of preparing and issuing drugs or drug mixtures from a pharmaceutical outlet or department. Typically the process involves: (a) receiving a prescription from a duly qualified prescriber (doctor, dentist, optometrist, in some states, podiatrists, or veterinary surgeons) with sufficient information to be able to properly identify the individual patient and to dispense it safely; (b) determining the prescriber's intentions as to the patient's medicines; (c) making full records of all as...
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Domestic and other staff

327168 | Glossary Item
Domestic staff are staff engaged in the provision of food and cleaning services including domestic staff primarily engaged in administrative duties such as food services manager. Dieticians are excluded. This category also includes all staff not elsewhere included (primarily maintenance staff, trades people and gardening staff).
Standard: Health

Ear health intervention

529946 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Ear health intervention is the course of action recommended by a health care professional following an audiology assessment which can include: provision of antibiotics removal of a foreign body surgery education rehabilitation.
Standard: Indigenous

Early childhood education and care contact worker

602294 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A contact worker is an early childhood education and care worker who is employed, and paid, by an early childhood education and care service provider as a principal/director/coordinator/teacher-in-charge, group leader/teacher, assistant/aide or other contact worker to plan and deliver or support the delivery of an early childhood education program (excludes non-contact workers).
Standard: Early Childhood

Early childhood education program

602292 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An early childhood education program is a structured, play-based learning program, delivered by a qualified teacher and aimed at children in the year or two before they commence full-time schooling, irrespective of the type of institution that provides it or whether it is government funded or privately provided. Programs may be delivered in a variety of service settings including separate preschools or kindergartens, long day care centres, in association with a school etc. The terms most common...
Standard: Early Childhood

Education, employment and training

721777 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Education, employment and training includes services where the principal function is to provide or support people with lived experience of mental illness, in gaining education, employment and/or training.
Standard: Health

Elective care

327184 | Glossary Item | Hospital access program waiting list working group
Care that, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary and admission for which can be delayed for at least twenty-four hours.
Standard: Health

Elective surgery

568780 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Emergency department

745042 | Glossary Item
An emergency department provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition/s and/or injury. Emergency departments provide care in facilities which meet all of the following criteria: purposely designed and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas ability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies availability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours a day designated emer...
Standard: Health

Emergency department

327158 | Glossary Item
An emergency department provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition/s and/or injury.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Emergency department - public hospital

327228 | Glossary Item | National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001/02.
The dedicated area in a public hospital that is organised and administered to provide emergency care to those in the community who perceive the need for or are in need of acute or urgent care. The emergency department must be part of a hospital and be licensed or otherwise recognised as an emergency department by the appropriate state or territory authority. An emergency department provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition(s) and/or injury.
Standard: Health

Emergency department short stay unit

525112 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
As per clause C48 of the National Health Reform Agreement - National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS), the Standing Council on Health, the Commonwealth and states and territories have agreed to implement the following definition of an emergency department (ED) short stay unit, or equivalent, with the following characteristics: (a) designated and designed for the short term treatment, observation, assessment and reassessment of patients initially triaged and ...
Standard: Health

Emergency service

745039 | Glossary Item
An emergency service provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition/s and/or injury. Emergency services provide care in facilities which do not meet all of the following criteria: purposely designated and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas ability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies availability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours a day designated e...
Standard: Health

Emergency surgery

534125 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
Emergency surgery is surgery to treat trauma or acute illness subsequent to an emergency presentation. The patient may require immediate surgery or present for surgery at a later time following this unplanned presentation. This includes where the patient leaves hospital and returns for a subsequent admission. Emergency surgery includes unplanned surgery for admitted patients and unplanned surgery for patients already awaiting an elective surgery procedure (for example, in cases of acute deterior...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Enrolled nurse

717101 | Glossary Item
A person who is registered as an enrolled nurse with the relevant Australian registration board to practice in this capacity. Includes general enrolled nurse and specialist enrolled nurse (e.g. mothercraft nurses in some states).
Standard: Health

Environmental factors

327286 | Glossary Item
Environmental factors make up the physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Episode of acute care

327230 | Glossary Item
An episode of acute care for an admitted patient is one in which the principal clinical intent is to do one or more of the following: manage labour (obstetric), cure illness or provide definitive treatment of injury, perform surgery, relieve symptoms of illness or injury (excluding palliative care), reduce severity of illness or injury, protect against exacerbation and/or complication of an illness and/or injury which could threaten life or normal functions, perform diagnostic or therapeutic pr...
Standard: Health

Episode of healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

590503 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A patient episode of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a positive blood culture for Staphylococcus aureus. For surveillance purposes, only the first isolate per patient is counted, unless at least 14 days has passed without a positive blood culture, after which an additional episode is recorded. A SAB will be considered to be a healthcare-associated event if either: CRITERION A: The patient’s first positive Staphylococcus aureus blood culture is collected more than 48 hours after hospit...
Standard: Health

Episode of residential care end

376427 | Glossary Item
The administrative process by which a residential care service either records: Formal episode of residential care end: the formal end of residential care and accommodation of a resident, or; Statistical episode of residential care end: the end of the reference period.
Standard: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Episode of residential care start

376510 | Glossary Item
The process whereby the residential care service accepts responsibility for the resident's residential care and accommodation. Episode of residential care start is the administrative process by which a residential care service records either: Formal episode of residential care start: the start of residential care and accommodation of a resident, or; Statistical episode of residential care start: the start of a reference period for a resident continuing their residential care and accommodation,...
Standard: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Erectile dysfunction

587675 | Glossary Item
An individual who has a history of erection failure or who has received treatment to achieve erection sufficient for penetration.
Standard: Health

Establishment based student nurse

327186 | Glossary Item
Student nurses are persons employed by the establishment currently studying in years one to three of a three year certificate course. This includes any person commencing or undertaking a three year course of training leading to registration as a nurse by the state or territory registration board. This includes full time general student nurse and specialist student nurse, such as mental deficiency nurse, but excludes practising nurses enrolled in post basic training courses.
Standard: Health

Event

517461 | Glossary Item
An instance or occasion of assistance received by a client from a service provider organisation.
Standard: Health

Expatriate adoption

749056 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A specific type of adoption that occurs when an Australian citizen or permanent resident living abroad for 12 months or more adopts a child through an overseas agency or government authority. Australian adoption authorities are not responsible for expatriate adoptions, and do not assess or approve applicants for such adoptions.
Standard: Children and Families

Extraprostatic extension

587658 | Glossary Item
Extraprostatic extension (EPE) is the presence of neoplastic glands outside the prostate in the periprostatic tissue in a person with prostate cancer.
Standard: Health

Faecal incontinence

587616 | Glossary Item
The loss of regular control of the bowels, resulting in involuntary excretion or leakage of faeces.
Standard: Health

Faecal occult blood test (FOBT)

564027 | Glossary Item
A self-administered test to detect blood in bowel motions, but not bowel cancer itself. The FOBT is analysed by a pathology laboratory, and the results forwarded to the participant and their primary health care practitioner (if one is nominated). For the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), two FOBT samples are collected. Pathologists categorise the returned FOBT into one of three groups: 1. Correctly completed 2. Incorrectly completed 3. Unsatisfactory Participants a...
Standard: Health

Family

327232 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Family Studies
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (including step-relations), adoption or fostering and who may or may not live together. They may form the central core of support networks for individuals.
Superseded: Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance

Family

351499 | Glossary Item
Two or more people related by blood, marriage (registered or de facto), adoption, step or fostering who may or may not live together.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families

Family and carer support

721767 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Family and carer support includes services that provide families and carers of people living with a mental illness support, information, education and skill development opportunities to fulfil their caring role, while maintaining their own health and wellbeing (Mission Australia 2012). These services may be provided in the context of early intervention or ongoing support.
Standard: Health

Family violence

693486 | Glossary Item
Violence between family members as well as between current or former intimate partners. For example, family violence can include acts of violence between a parent and a child.
Standard: Health

Finalised adoption

749075 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An adoption order that was completed during the reporting period. This includes orders that were made in Australia, and, in the case of some intercountry adoptions, where the full adoption order was made in the country of origin. The way in which an adoption is finalised depends on the process used in the country of origin and the procedures of the state or territory department responsible for adoption in Australia.
Standard: Children and Families

First degree relative

494465 | Glossary Item
An individual's first degree relative is a parent, sibling or child of the individual. A first degree relative shares approximately half of their genes with the individual.
Standard: Health

Functional Independence Measure

495857 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of the severity of patient disability.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Functioning

327292 | Glossary Item
Functioning is the umbrella term for any or all of: body functions, body structures, activities and participation. Functioning is a multidimensional concept denoting the neutral aspects of the interaction between an individual (with a health condition) and that individual's environmental and personal factors.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Funded agency under the National Disability Agreement (NDA)

386548 | Glossary Item | National Disability Data Network (NDDN)
A funded agency is usually a legal entity providing one or more types of National Disability Agreement (NDA) service types to service users at one or more different locations. The organisational unit that delivers a single service type at or from a discrete location is described as a service type outlet. Where a funded agency provides only one service type, the service type outlet and the funded agency are one and the same entity.
Standard: Disability

Gender

750032 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Gender is about social and cultural differences in identity, expression and experience as a man, boy, woman, girl, or non-binary person. Non-binary is an umbrella term describing gender identities that are not exclusively male or female. Gender is often used interchangeably with sex, however they are distinct concepts and it is important to differentiate between them.
Standard: Health, Youth Justice

Genetic syndrome/disorder

594021 | Glossary Item
A genetic syndrome or disorder is an illness or susceptibility to illness that is caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome. These may be heritable (i.e. passed down from parents) or new mutations in the DNA.
Standard: Health

Geocode

454203 | Glossary Item
A description of the coordinates representing the location/position of an object.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health , Disability, Tasmanian Health

Geographic indicator

722655 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Gestational diabetes mellitus

527427 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a carbohydrate intolerance resulting in hyperglycaemia of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The definition applies irrespective of whether or not insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Gleason score

598061 | Glossary Item
The histopathological grade for prostate cancer outlining the differentiation between tumour tissue and normal prostate tissue. The Gleason score is assigned by a pathologist on assessment of specimens from radical prostatectomy or needle core biopsy. A low Gleason score indicates that the cancer tissue is similar to normal prostate tissue and the tumour is less likely to spread; a high Gleason score indicates that the cancer tissue is very different from normal prostate tissue and the tumour is...
Standard: Health

Goal

527563 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An aim or end towards which effort is directed.
Standard: Disability

Greatest need

494368 | Glossary Item
Greatest need households are low income households that at the time of allocation were subject to one or more of the following circumstances: they were homeless their life or safety was at risk in their accommodation their health condition was aggravated by their housing their housing was inappropriate to their needs they had very high rental housing costs.
Standard: Housing assistance

Grommet

562346 | Glossary Item
A small, plastic tube inserted through the tympanic membrane into the middle ear to assist in preventing infection.
Standard: Indigenous

Group support activities

721757 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Group support activities includes services that aim to improve the quality of life and psychosocial functioning of mental health consumers, through the provision of group-based social, recreational or prevocational activities. In contrast to services in the Mutual support and self-help service type, Group support activities are led by a member of the NGO.
Standard: Health

Hague adoption

749077 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An intercountry adoption where the adoptive child’s country of origin has ratified or acceded to the Hague Convention, and the file of the applicant(s) was sent after the Hague Convention entered into force in that country.
Standard: Children and Families

Hague Convention

749098 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A convention—specifically, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption—that establishes standards and procedures for adoptions between countries. The Hague Convention includes legally binding safeguards and a system of supervision, and establishes channels of communication between countries. It came into force in Australia on 1 December 1998.
Standard: Children and Families

Head-leased dwelling (government)

327318 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by state and territory governments that are leased to other government or non-government organisations via head-leasing arrangements.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Head-leased dwelling (private)

639150 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to an entity which provides housing via head-leasing arrangements. The gaining entity housing provider is usually responsible for tenant selection and tenancy management functions.
Standard: Housing assistance

Head-leased dwelling (private)

327414 | Glossary Item | NSW Department of Housing, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Dwellings owned by private individuals or private corporations that are leased to Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) housing providers via head-leasing arrangements. The CSHA housing provider is usually responsible for tenant selection and tenancy management functions.
Superseded: Housing assistance
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Health labour force

327240 | Glossary Item
All those in paid employment, unpaid contributing family workers, and unpaid volunteers: whose primary employment role is to achieve a health outcome for either individuals or the population as a whole, whether this is in clinical, research, education, administrative or public health capacities employed in the health industry defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, other than those already included. The health lab...
Standard: Health

Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+

730842 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.
Standard: Health

Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+

495880 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Health

Health outcome

327238 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Management Group.
A change in the health of an individual, or a group of people or a population, which is wholly or partially attributable to an intervention or a series of interventions.
Standard: Health

Health outcome indicator

327246 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Management Group
A statistic or other unit of information which reflects, directly or indirectly, the effect of an intervention, facility, service or system on the health of its target population, or the health of an individual. A generic indicator provides information on health, perceived health or a specific dimension of health using measurement methods that can be applied to people in any health condition. A condition-specific indicator provides information on specific clinical conditions or health problems,...
Standard: Health

Healthcare provider

620370 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person or organisation involved in, or associated with the delivery of healthcare to a person or with caring for a person's wellbeing. Examples include a clinician, hospital, individual healthcare provider and healthcare organisation.
Standard: Health

Hearing impairment

530152 | Glossary Item
A classification that estimates the degree of handicap associated with hearing loss in the better ear and links to predicted consequences and recommended rehabilitation. Hearing impairment classification applies a graded scale - mild, moderate, severe and profound - based on degree of deviation from normal thresholds in the better ear as recorded through audiometry.
Standard: Indigenous

Hearing loss

530015 | Glossary Item
Describes any hearing threshold response (using audiometry) outside the normal range, at any sound stimuli, in either ear.
Standard: Indigenous

Heavy menstrual bleeding

667292 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Heavy menstrual bleeding is excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with a person's physical, emotional, social and material quality of life, and which can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2016).
Standard: Health, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Highly Specialised Drugs

623382 | Glossary Item
Highly Specialised Drugs (HSDs) are medicines for the treatment of chronic conditions which, prior to 1 July 2015, were restricted to supply through public and private hospitals having access to appropriate specialist facilities because of their clinical use or other special features. To prescribe these drugs as pharmaceutical benefit items, medical practitioners were required to be affiliated with these specialist hospital units. A general practitioner or non-specialist hospital doctor could on...
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Hip fracture (Hip fracture care clinical care standard)

629165 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Hip fracture care clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015a), hip fracture is a break occurring at the top of the thigh bone (femur), near the pelvis.
Standard: Health

Homeless

327244 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and stable housing. Hence even if a person has a physical home, they would be considered homeless if: they were not safe at home, they had no legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure), or the home lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Homeless (SAAP)

327316 | Glossary Item | SAAP National Data Collection Agency, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person is homeless if he or she does not have access to safe, secure and adequate housing. Unsafe, insecure and inadequate housing includes housing: in which the client did not feel safe (this can include the client's own home); in which the client did not have a legal right to continued occupation of their home (security of tenure); that lacked the amenities or resources necessary for living (such as adequate heating, plumbing or cooking facilities); and provided by a Supported Accommodat...
Standard: Housing assistance

Homelessness

401033 | Glossary Item
A person is experiencing homelessness if they are: In non-conventional accommodation or 'sleeping rough'; or Living in short-term or emergency accommodation due to a lack of other options.
Standard: Housing assistance

Hormone therapy

439580 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
The treatment of disease with hormones obtained from endocrine glands or substances that stimulate hormonal effects.
Standard: Health

Hospital boarder

327242 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee.
A person who is receiving food and/or accommodation but for whom the hospital does not accept responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Hospital waiting list

327176 | Glossary Item
A register which contains essential details about patients who have been assessed as needing elective hospital care.
Standard: Health

Hospital-based outreach service event

327172 | Glossary Item
Hospital-based outreach services events relate to treatment of patients by hospital staff in a location that is not part of the hospital campus (such as in the patient's home or place of work).
Standard: Health

Hospital-in-the-home care

327308 | Glossary Item
Provision of care to hospital admitted patients in their place of residence as a substitute for hospital accommodation. Place of residence may be permanent or temporary.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Household

465183 | Glossary Item
A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.
Standard: Housing assistance, Children and Families

Housing administrator

494435 | Glossary Item
The State and Territory Government body with the responsibility of administering housing programs.
Standard: Housing assistance

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