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Additional diagnosis

269371 | Property
A condition or complaint either coexisting with the principal diagnosis or arising during a service event or episode.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Area of usual residence

269104 | Property
The geographical region in which a person or group of people usually reside.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Australian postcode

269316 | Property | Standards Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Care type

269177 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the overall nature of a service provided.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, WA Health

Clinical care commencement date

472793 | Property | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which clinical care commences.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Clinical care commencement time

472809 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time at which clinical care commences.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Compensable status

269123 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of an entitlement for compensation.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Country of birth

269206 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country in which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Date of birth

269318 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an individual was born.
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)

Duration of continuous ventilatory support

479004 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The amount of time an individual has spent on continuous ventilatory support.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode end date

269252 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode is completed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, Disability

Episode end status

322637 | Property | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The status of the patient at the end of the episode of care or service episode.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode end time

322612 | Property | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
The time at which an episode is completed.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Indigenous status

269161 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Length of stay in intensive care unit

471541 | Property
The amount of time spent by an individual in an intensive care unit.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Level of psychiatric symptom severity

449200 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The level of severity of an individual's psychiatric symptoms, i.e. the degree to which an individual's behaviour, level of impairment, symptoms and functioning is being affected by a mental health condition.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted service type

470189 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The nature of the care being provided by a non-admitted service.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health, WA Health

Number of leave days

269218 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A count of the number of days spent on leave from a health care service.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Organisation identifier

269367 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A sequence of characters which identify an organisation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Palliative care phase

445930 | Property
A distinct clinical period which reflects the stage of an individual's illness.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Palliative phase of care end date

445592 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The date on which a phase of palliative care ceases.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Palliative phase of care start date

445851 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The date on which a palliative care phase commences.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Person identifier

269369 | Property | National minimum data set working parties
A sequence of characters which identify a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Physical departure date

322593 | Property | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which a patient or client physically departs a service or facility.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Physical departure time

322606 | Property | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The time at which a patient or client physically departs a service or facility.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Presentation date

269321 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which the patient/client presented for the delivery of a service.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Presentation time

269146 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time at which a person presents for the delivery of a service.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Primary impairment type

449127 | Property
The diagnosis, condition, illness or disability which describes the primary reason for admission to an episode of care.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Principal diagnosis

269186 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The diagnosis chiefly responsible for occasioning a service event or episode.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service date

414075 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service occurred.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Service episode length

269331 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of time between patient presentation and service episode conclusion.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Service request source

400743 | Property
A person or organisation from which a request for a service is sent.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
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

Transport mode

269043 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The act or method of moving an object or person.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Triage category

269109 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The classification of a patient assigned according to the urgency of their need for medical and/or nursing care.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Triage date

269259 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a patient is assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for care.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Triage time

269360 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time on which a patient is assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for care.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Type of visit to emergency department

269300 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of the reason for arrival at an emergency department.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Waiting time

269063 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time elapsed between a service request and a subsequent administrative or service event.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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