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Personalised support—linked to housing

721763 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Personalised support services are flexible services tailored to a mental health consumer’s individual and changing needs. They include a range of one-on-one activities provided by a support worker directly to mental health consumers in their homes or local communities (Department of Communities 2011). Personalised support—linked to housing includes services that provide personalised psychosocial support that is coordinated with provision of social housing or privately negotiated housing at the p...
Standard: Health

Personalised support—other

721765 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Personalised support services are flexible services tailored to a mental health consumer’s individual and changing needs. They include a range of one-on-one activities provided by a support worker directly to mental health consumers in their homes or local communities (Department of Communities 2011). Personalised support—other includes services that provide personalised psychosocial support that is independent of housing arrangements (e.g. provision of social housing or privately negotiated hou...
Standard: Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber

606757 | Glossary Item
A doctor or other authorised health professional who writes or prepares a prescription in accordance with the rules applicable to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), i.e. the National Health (Claims and under co-payment data) Rules 2012 (Cwth).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Placement (adoption)

749066 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The act of placing a child or children with their adoptive family (that is, for intercountry adoption, the child enters Australia; for local adoption, the child is taken into the care of the prospective adoptive parent(s)) during the reporting period, regardless of the status of their adoption order.
Standard: Children and Families

Preschool program

436132 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group
A preschool program is a structured, play based learning program, delivered by a degree qualified teacher primarily aimed at children in the year 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 commonly used to ...
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Prescriber Bag

600706 | Glossary Item
A provision within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) whereby certain pharmaceutical benefits are provided without charge to prescribers who, in turn, can supply them free to patients for emergency use.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Presumptive

532056 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
To make a decision based on the information available.
Standard: Indigenous

Primary postpartum haemorrhage

524114 | Glossary Item
Primary postpartum haemorrhage, a form of obstetric haemorrhage, is excessive bleeding from the genital tract after childbirth, occurring within 24 hours of birth. A blood loss of 500 ml is the usual minimum amount for identification of postpartum haemorrhage however a woman’s haemodynamic instability is also taken into account, meaning that a smaller blood loss may be significant in a severely compromised woman. A loss of 1,000 ml or more is considered major or severe although definitions of se...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Prison

626520 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A legally proclaimed correctional facility or remand centre, administered by the Corrective Services department, to hold adult prisoners. Excludes periodic detention centres, court and police cells, juvenile detention centres, immigration detention centres, secure psychiatric facilities, military prisons, and home detention programs.
Standard: Health

Prisoner

399172 | Glossary Item
An adult (aged at least 18 years) who is held in custody and whose confinement is the responsibility of a correctional services agency. It includes sentenced prisoners and prisoners held in custody awaiting trial or sentencing (remandees). Juvenile offenders, persons in psychiatric custody, police cell detainees, those in periodic detention, asylum seekers or Australians held in overseas prisons are not included.
Standard: Health

Program

525213 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A defined package of services or activities usually sponsored or administered by local, state or national governments or by another authoritative entity that aims to accomplish a specified end or objective.
Standard: Health

Prostate-specific antigen

598091 | Glossary Item
A protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. Variations in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) can be an indicator for prostate cancer and a number of other benign conditions in males.
Standard: Health

Psychiatrist

717113 | Glossary Item
Medical officers who are registered to practice psychiatry under the relevant Australian registration board; or hold non-practising registration with the relevant Australian registration board or who are fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Standard: Health

Psychiatry registrar or trainee

717116 | Glossary Item
A medical officer who is a recognised trainee within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists postgraduate training program.
Standard: Health

Psychologist

717120 | Glossary Item
A person who is registered to practice psychology with the relevant Australian registration board.
Standard: Health

Psychosocial services

522999 | Glossary Item
Psychosocial services are those services which aim to address the ongoing psychological and social needs of individuals. Within the health system services are generally provided to individuals with a disease or disorder, and/or their partners, families or caregivers. Examples of psychosocial services include: Individual or group based education relating to psychological and social needs The provision of individual or group based counselling Individual peer support or involvement in support gr...
Standard: Health

Public health

352234 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Organised response by society to protect and promote health, and to prevent illness, injury and disability. The starting point for identifying public health issues, problems and priorities, and for designing and implementing interventions is the population as a whole, or population subgroups (NPHP 1998).
Standard: Health

Pulmonary embolism

697221 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A blood clot that breaks off from the deep veins and travels round the circulation to block the arteries in the lung (pulmonary arteries). Most deaths arising from deep vein thrombosis are caused by pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Qualified early childhood teacher

602296 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An early childhood education and care contact worker who is a degree qualified early childhood teacher who meets the requirements of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (the National Quality Framework).
Standard: Early Childhood

Quality early childhood education program

606533 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A quality early childhood education program is an early childhood education program which is delivered in the year before full-time schooling by a qualified early childhood teacher, in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard.
Standard: Early Childhood

Radiotherapy

437265 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
Radiotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of ionizing radiation.
Standard: Health

Rapid response team

592338 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A team of designated clinical staff trained to respond rapidly to urgent calls for help when it is suspected or apparent that a patient is experiencing serious clinical deterioration.
Standard: Health

Record linkage

327264 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A process, technique or method that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired)

Reference period

699148 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A reference period is the period of time for which activity is collected and reported, and may be defined by a calendar or fiscal year, a semester, a quarter, a month or even a day.
Standard: Health

Registered nurse

327182 | Glossary Item
Registered nurses include persons with at least a three-year training certificate and nurses holding post-graduate qualifications. Registered nurses must be registered with the state/territory registration board. This is a comprehensive category and includes community mental health, general nurse, intellectual disability nurse, midwife (including pupil midwife), psychiatric nurse, senior nurse, charge nurse (now unit manager), supervisory nurse and nurse educator. This category also includes nur...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Renal failure

620136 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, regulate electrolytes, acid/base balance, blood pressure and hormone production. The condition may be acute or chronic.
Standard: Health

Research

706427 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Research activities are those activities undertaken to advance the knowledge of the delivery of care to an individual, group or community. Research is limited to activities that lead to and follow formal approval of the project by a research committee or equivalent body, including travel specifically associated with research activities.
Standard: Health

Research directorate

583816 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A department that administratively supports and facilitates research through infrastructure and resources.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health

Reserve

460218 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The dollar amount that is the best current estimate of the likely cost of a claim when closed.
Standard: Health

Resident

524972 | Glossary Item
A person who receives residential care intended to be for a minimum of one night.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Resident

722666 | Glossary Item
A person who receives residential care intended to be for a minimum of one night.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Residential mental health care service

373049 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A service that is considered by the state, territory or Australian Government funding authorities as a service that: has the workforce capacity to provide specialised mental health services; and employs suitably trained mental health staff to provide rehabilitation, treatment or extended care on-site: to consumers residing on an overnight basis; in a domestic-like environment; and encourages the consumer to take responsibility for their daily living activities. These services inc...
Standard: Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Resource Utilisation Groups—Activities of Daily Living

495909 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of patient motor function.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Restraint

558140 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The restriction of an individual's freedom of movement by physical or mechanical means. Mechanical restraint: The application of devices (including belts, harnesses, manacles, sheets and straps) on a person's body to restrict his or her movement. This is to prevent the person from harming himself/herself or endangering others or to ensure the provision of essential medical treatment. It does not include the use of furniture (including beds with cot sides and chairs with tables fitted on their ar...
Standard: Health

Reunification

719243 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reunification is a planned process of safely returning and enabling a child to remain at home with their birth parent(s), family, or former guardian after a period of time in care when it is in the child’s best interests to do so, and where it will safeguard the child’s long-term stability and permanency.
Standard: Children and Families

Revenue (other revenue)

357543 | Glossary Item | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
All other revenue received by the establishment that is not included under patient revenue or recoveries (but not including revenue payments received from state or territory governments). This would include revenue such as investment income from temporarily surplus funds and income from charities, bequests and accommodation provided to visitors. See text relating to offsetting practices. Gross revenue should be reported (except in relation to payments for inter-hospital transfers of goods and se...
Standard: Health

Revenue (patient)

357539 | Glossary Item | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
Patient revenue comprises all revenue received by, and due to, an establishment in respect of individual patient liability for accommodation and other establishment charges. All patient revenue is to be grouped together regardless of source of payment (Commonwealth, health fund, insurance company, direct from patient) or status of patient (whether inpatient or non-inpatient, private or compensable). Gross revenue should be reported.
Standard: Health

Revenue (recoveries)

357541 | Glossary Item
All revenue received that is in the nature of a recovery of expenditure incurred. This would include: income received from the provision of meals and accommodation to members of staff of the hospital (assuming it is possible to separate this from income from the provision of meals and accommodation to visitors); income received from the use of hospital facilities by salaried medical officers exercising their rights of private practice and by private practitioners treating private patients in ...
Standard: Health

Risk of homelessness

401065 | Glossary Item
A person is at risk of homelessness if they are at risk of losing their accommodation. A person may be at risk of homelessness if they are experiencing one or more of a range of factors or triggers that can contribute to homelessness. Risk factors include: Financial stress (including due to loss of income, low income, gambling, change of family circumstances). Housing affordability stress and housing crises (pending evictions/foreclosures, rental and/or mortgage arrears). Inadequate or inapp...
Standard: Housing assistance

SAAP accommodation place

336726 | Glossary Item | SAAP Data Sub Committee, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A permanent bed which is owned or managed by a SAAP agency or paid for using SAAP funds.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Salaried medical officer

327188 | Glossary Item
Medical officers employed by the hospital on a full time or part time salaried basis. This excludes visiting medical offices engaged on an honorary, sessional or fee for service basis. This category includes salaried medical officers who are engaged in administrative duties regardless of the extent of that engagement (for example, clinical superintendent and medical superintendent)
Standard: Health

Same-day patient

327270 | Glossary Item
A same-day patient is a patient who is admitted and separates on the same date, and who meets one of the following minimum criteria: that the patient receive same-day surgical and diagnostic services as specified in bands 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4 but excluding uncertified type C Professional Attention Procedures within the Health Insurance Basic Table as defined in s.4 (1) of the National Health Act 1953 (Commonwealth), that the patient receive type C Professional Attention Procedures as specified ...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Satellite system

557979 | Glossary Item
An approved non-core information system that records non-admitted activity to the required reporting standard.
Standard: WA Health

Screening

733968 | Glossary Item
The process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease, condition or harm through the use of standardised tests, examinations or other procedures. Those identified as being at increased risk can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease, condition or harm.
Standard: Health

Seclusion

557975 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The confinement of the consumer/patient at any time of the day or night alone in a room or area from which free exit is prevented.
Standard: Health

Second degree relative

494469 | Glossary Item
A second degree relative of an individual is an uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, grandchild or half-sibling of the individual. A second degree relative shares approximately one quarter of their genes with the individual.
Standard: Health

Second-line treatment

525478 | Glossary Item
Treatment which is given when the initial treatment (also known as first-line therapy or primary therapy) for a disease, disorder or symptom is not effective (does not work, stops working or causes too many negative side effects).This includes treatment for recurring diseases or disorders even many years after initial diagnosis and treatment.
Standard: Health

Sector development and representation

721779 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Mental health sector development and representation services engage with a wide variety of issues regarding the sustainability and development of the mental health sector. This includes information dissemination, advocacy, policy analysis, program development and sector capacity building (Family and Community Services 2012).
Standard: Health

Self-help—online

721755 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Self-help—online includes structured interactive online programs which take people, who have a lived experience of mental illness, through exercises to help them develop skills to handle life's challenges more effectively. Unlike Counselling, support, information and referral–online, services which fall under Self-help—online never involve interaction with another person, only interaction with the online program’s content.
Standard: Health

Separation

327268 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee
The process by which an episode of care for an admitted patient ceases. A separation may be formal or statistical. Formal separation: The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient. Statistical separation: The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of an episode of care for a patient within the one hospital stay.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service integration infrastructure

721775 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Service integration infrastructure includes services that provide infrastructure integration to establish a ‘one stop shop’ service platform that brings together an appropriate range of mental health-related services, both existing and new, which aim to improve the mental well-being and social participation of people with mental illness.
Standard: Health

Severe hypoglycaemia

327322 | Glossary Item
Hypoglycaemia requiring assistance from another party.
Standard: Health

Severe sepsis (Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard)

629064 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), severe sepsis is the systematic response to an infection manifested by organ dysfunction, hypoperfusion or hypotension combined with one or more of the following: fever, tachypnoea, elevated white cell count (Antibiotic Expert Groups 2014).
Standard: Health

Sex

750030 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Sex is understood in relation to sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, hormones and reproductive organs. Sex is often used interchangeably with gender, however they are distinct concepts and it is important to differentiate between them.
Standard: Health, Youth Justice

Sexual Health Inventory for Men

598116 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
A widely used 5 item scale for screening and diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED) and severity of ED in clinical practice and research. The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) was developed as an abridged version of the 15 item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). Evaluations of the SHIM have indicated high sensitivity and specificity, moderate-to-high correlations with a single-item self-assessment of ED severity, and significant correlations with improvement in erectile dysfu...
Standard: Health

Short term or emergency accommodation

401043 | Glossary Item
Short term or emergency accommodation may include: Refuges. Crisis shelter. Couch surfing. Living temporarily with friends and relatives. Insecure accommodation on a short term basis. Emergency accommodation arranged in hotels, motels etc by a specialist homelessness agency.
Standard: Housing assistance

Social Worker

327348 | Glossary Item
Persons who have completed a course of recognised training and are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Standard: Health

Specialist homelessness agency

401085 | Glossary Item
A specialist homelessness agency is an organisation which receives government funding to deliver a specialist homelessness service to a client.
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist homelessness service

401081 | Glossary Item
A specialist homelessness service is assistance provided by a specialist homelessness agency to a client aimed at responding to or preventing homelessness.
Standard: Housing assistance

Specialist salaried medical officer

548490 | Glossary Item
Specialist medical officers employed by the hospital on a full time or part time salaried basis. This excludes visiting medical officers engaged on an honorary, sessional or fee for service basis. This category includes specialist salaried medical officers who are engaged in administrative duties regardless of the extent of that engagement (for example, clinical superintendent and medical superintendent). A specialist is a medical practitioner with a qualification awarded by, or which equates to...
Standard: Health

ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard)

629401 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014), an ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is one type of acute coronary syndrome. It is when a myocardial infarction is prolonged, leading to more severe and sustained chest pain. An electrocardiogram (ECG) will usually show ST-segment-elevation.
Standard: Health

Staffed residential services

721761 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Staffed residential services are those that provide overnight accommodation in a domestic-style environment, which is staffed for a minimum of 6 hours a day and at least 50 hours per week. Accommodation may be provided on a short, medium or long term basis.
Standard: Health

Statistical Local Area

327460 | Glossary Item
The smallest level of geography contained in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Health

Step-parent

749068 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The non-biological parent who is the spouse of the child’s biological parent or previously adoptive parent. Foster parents are not included in this category.
Standard: Children and Families

Stillbirth (fetal death)

482008 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Stillbirth (fetal death)

733271 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Student

350359 | Glossary Item
A person who is formally enrolled and active in a course of study.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Student nurse

327328 | Glossary Item
A person employed by a health establishment who is 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

Supportive care trial

568867 | Glossary Item
A supportive care trial or study looks at ways to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and cancer survivors. For example, supportive care trials may look at interventions to reduce issues encountered by cancer patients, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, weight loss, a risk for second cancers, and depression. These studies often include interventions from other areas of allied health, such as changing nutrition, physical therapy and group therapy. These may also be known as supportive car...
Standard: Health

Surgical procedure

439584 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
Surgery is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease, injury and deformity by physical operation or manipulation. Surgical procedure refers to the performance of an operation.
Standard: Health

Synchronous tumours

545438 | Glossary Item
Histologically distinct cancers in the same organ or tumours in both sides of a paired organ which are histologically similar, diagnosed within two months of each other. If they are not diagnosed within 2 months of each other they are metachronous and classified separately from each other preceding tumour.
Standard: Health

Systemic therapy procedure

439586 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
A systemic therapy procedure is a medical procedure that affects the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient. It includes endocrine therapy and haematologic transplants and is used to treat cancer.
Standard: Health

Target group

333455 | Glossary Item
A group of people sharing a common characteristic or set of characteristics which a particular government policy or program, or agency seeks to assist.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Teaching and training

706425 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
The formal teaching or training activities which relate to the imparting of knowledge, development of skills and clinical competency acquisition to undergraduate and postgraduate students, practitioners in own discipline, and other practitioners as part of a structured program. This includes supervision of undergraduate students and where appropriate, postgraduate students when it is part of their formal accreditation or registration program. Supervision of staff involved in a structured educati...
Standard: Health

Teleotology

562357 | Glossary Item
The storage and forwarding of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) telemedicine. Information is captured in community and sent to an ENT Specialist. Service includes an ENT Specialist review and an Audiology consult.
Standard: Indigenous

Tenancy composition

327444 | Glossary Item
The grouping of dwelling or tenancy occupants based on the presence or absence of one or more reported couple or parent-child relationships. Households can be single family, group or mixed composition households. A single family household is a household consisting of a main tenant with or without a spouse and with or without children. A group household is a household consisting of two or more tenants who are aged 16 years and over and not in a reported couple or parent-child relationship. A mix...
Standard: Housing assistance

Tenancy rental unit

464221 | Glossary Item
The unit of accommodation (dwelling or part of a dwelling) to which a rental agreement can be made.
Standard: Housing assistance

Termination of pregnancy

745843 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The intentional expulsion of a product of conception from the uterus either by medication or instrumentation, with the intention being the death of the embryo or fetus. This includes induction of labour without expectation of fetal survival, for example in the case of severe pre-eclampsia at pre-viable gestations or prolonged rupture of membranes with severe infection.
Standard: Health

Trainee/pupil nurse

327190 | Glossary Item
Trainee/pupil nurse includes any person commencing or undertaking a 1-year course of training leading to registration as an enrolled nurse on the state/territory registration board (includes all trainee nurses).
Standard: Health

Transgender

645820 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A general term for a person whose gender identity is different to their sex at birth. A trans person may take steps to live in their nominated sex with or without health intervention(s).
Standard: Health

Transgender

398610 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A transgender person is a person who: (a) identifies as a member of a different sex by living, or seeking to live, as a member of that sex; or (b) has identified as a member of a different sex by living as a member of that sex; whether or not the person is a recognised transgender person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Treatment complication

546483 | Glossary Item | Cancer Australia
A short or long term side effect or critical event arising from a medical treatment generally within 30 days of treatment. This includes complications from surgical treatment, such as an unplanned return to theatre, infection or haemorrhage, or complication from drug treatment, such as hypertension or toxicity.
Standard: Health

Triage

745263 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The process by which a patient is briefly assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for emergency care.
Standard: Health

Triage

677623 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The process by which a patient is briefly assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for emergency care.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Tympanic membrane

562107 | Glossary Item
A thin, semitransparent membrane in the middle ear that transmits sound vibrations to the internal ear.
Standard: Indigenous

Unincorporated business

327462 | Glossary Item
A business that does not possess a separate legal identity from its owner(s). The owner(s) bear full liability for any action or inaction of the business: they may sue and be sued for business activity or inactivity. Unincorporated enterprises include sole proprietorships, partnerships and family trusts.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Urban Centre

467399 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A population cluster of 1,000 or more people.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Disability, Housing assistance
Qualified: Commonwealth Department of Health

Urban Centre and Locality

695681 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An area of concentrated urban development with a population of 200 people or more.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Urgency related groups

496744 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health

Urgency related groups

623137 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Urinary incontinence

587641 | Glossary Item
The loss of regular control of urine excretion, resulting in the involuntary leakage of urine.
Standard: Health

Urine voiding problems

587753 | Glossary Item
Difficulty with passing urine characterised by a slow or intermittent flow, a sense of incomplete voiding and/or a delayed flow.
Standard: Health

Valid National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) screening test

569116 | Glossary Item
A valid National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) screening test is one where the testing kit has been correctly completed by the screening program participant. Valid NBCSP screening tests include faecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits where: the participant returned both of the required samples the completed testing kit had not expired the two samples were collected within 14 days of each other the completed testing kit was returned within 14 days of the date of collection of the first...
Standard: Health

Venous thromboembolism

697217 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The blocking of a blood vessel by a clot that has broken away from its site of origin. It includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (NICE 2015).
Standard: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Visiting medical officer

327170 | Glossary Item
A medical practitioner appointed by the hospital board to provide medical services for hospital (public) patients on an honorary, sessionally paid, or fee for service basis. This category includes the same Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations codes as the salaried medical officers category.
Standard: Health

Volunteer

327272 | Glossary Item | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person who willingly gives unpaid help in the form of time, service or skills through an organisation or group.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

Website visit

497337 | Glossary Item
A series of page requests from a uniquely identified user of a website within one session. A session ends when more than 30 minutes has elapsed between each page request. Visits provide a reliable measure of overall traffic to a website. Note that a visit can consist of one page view, or many.
Standard: Health

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