This search engine is the best way to find what you're after in METEOR, if you know what you're looking for. However, if you aren't sure what you're looking for, we suggest browsing the collection.

If you are using METEOR without an account, your search can be restricted by metadata item type, the main types of registration statuses, and by registration authority. It is also possible to search on METEOR ID number directly. You can save items of interest by adding bookmarks.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, you will have some additional options to restrict the search by. In addition to metadata item type and registration authority, you can restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, change date and workgroup. If you need access as a metadata developer and haven't done the training yet, please contact us.

When you type into the search box, you will get autocomplete suggestions. This predictive text will help you see the METEOR entries that exist for the topic you're searching on, and make your searching process faster and easier.

METEOR has a great many filters. The options directly below the search text box provide ways of limiting your search to all of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the full list), item creation dates, and item revision dates. The 'Topic' content type will search the 'non-database' pages in METEOR, and 'Help' will search all of the 'information' pop-up information boxes that are linked to each item.

  • Content Types (eg data element, glossary item, value domain, data quality statement, indicator, classification scheme)
  • Created or Revision Dates (eg Last hour, Today, This week, Last month, This year, and specific date ranges)

To search the 'non-metadata' content of the METEOR website, such as the pages explaining what metadata items are, restrict your search results to 'Topic'.

You can also sort the results of your search on a range of options:

  • Relevance
  • Most / Least recently created
  • Most / Least recently updated
  • Alphabetical order (A–Z or Z–A)

You can further narrow down your results with the results categories that appear on the left side of the screen. These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.

The 'Clear' button resets the Search page.

If you need to get finely-tuned results, this search engine uses Lucene search syntax. You can restrict your search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm, for instance, or hide words such as 'for' from the search by using backslashes, for example: \for\. Use "quote marks" to get an exact match with a word.

You can also use asterisks * for a wildcard search, which allows the search engine to replace any content with the asterisk. The METEOR wildcard search requires a precise format. It can only be inserted inside or at the end of a word, with at least one letter next to it (but not at the front of a word). The wildcard standing in isolation will also not work. For instance, ca*e* will bring up results for 'care', 'category', 'calendar' and 'cancer', while *cer or cancer * will not bring up any results.


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Allied health

708041 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Allied health professionals and other technicians and support workers who work with allied health professionals. This subset of Australian health professions does not include medical, nursing or dental professions. In both the international and national domain there is no universally accepted definition of allied health professions. Instead a range of definitions are used in various sectors. A variety of professions are listed as allied health professions by various government authorities and de...
Standard: Health

Allied health service provider

705622 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
An allied health professional, assistant or student providing an allied health service.
Standard: Health

Clinical Services Management (CSM)

706423 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Clinical Services Management (CSM) activities are the professional and management activities which support and are essential to undertaking clinical care. CSM includes, but is not limited to: administration staff management statistics gathering and reporting financial management quality activities representations/ consultation professional development travel for management purposes program evaluation meetings
Standard: Health

Clinical Support Activity

706445 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Clinical support activity includes clinical services management, teaching and training and research.
Standard: Health

Non-Individual Patient Attributable (NIPA) Activity

706430 | Glossary Item | Allied Health Professions Australia
Any clinical care activities that cannot be assigned to an individual patient. These activities may include, but are not limited to: any profession defined intervention which cannot be directly related to a specific patient any other intervention which cannot be directly related to a specific patient (except travel) any travel activity associated with clinical care which cannot be directly related to a specific patient
Standard: Health


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

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

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