Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Age

269152 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of life or existence.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability

Bioequivalent allowed indicator

605595 | Property | Department of Health
An indicator of whether a bioequivalent brand of a medicinal product is allowed to be substituted for the prescribed brand of medicinal product. Two formulations of the same drug are considered to be bioequivalent if they attain similar concentrations in blood and tissues at similar times with no clinically important differences between their therapeutic or adverse effects. The concept of bioequivalence is fundamental to the use of generic medicinal products.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Closing the Gap co-payment eligibility indicator

603666 | Property | Department of Health
An indicator of eligibility for a Closing the Gap (CTG) co-payment. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) CTG co-payment was developed to provide assistance to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to improve access to PBS medicines through co-payment relief. The measure is a component of the broader Indigenous Health Chronic Disease package announced by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in November 2008. The CTG co-payment component of the Commonwealth initiative...
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

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)

Date of prescribing

600487 | Property | Department of Health
The date on which the prescriber signs the prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Date of supply

600517 | Property | Department of Health
The date on which a medicinal product is supplied by a pharmacist.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Eligibility card type

605144 | Property | Department of Health
The type of card held by a consumer, allowing them to access a particular scheme, concession or service.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Geographic remoteness

396537 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The remoteness of a location, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability

Hospital identifier

404235 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A sequence of characters which identify a hospital.
Standard: Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Major diagnostic category

269328 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The classification of diagnoses (and Australian refined diagnosis related groups) by body system or aetiology.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) processing date

573363 | Property
The date in which the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item was processed.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Number of authorised medication supplies

604845 | Property | Department of Health
For a given prescription, the count of times that a prescribed medicinal product is supplied to a patient or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) consumer.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Number of authorised prescription repeats

603922 | Property | Department of Health
For a given prescription, the count of times that a prescribed medicinal product can be resupplied to a patient.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Number of times previously supplied

603909 | Property | Department of Health
For a given prescription, the count of times that a prescribed medicinal product has previously been supplied to a patient, including the original supply.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Patient entitlement status

604098 | Property | Department of Health
The way in which a patient is eligible to receive a particular benefit or entitlement. Eligibility for benefits or entitlements typically involves satisfying a specific set of rules or criteria.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Patient identifier

601232 | Property | Department of Health
A sequence of characters which identify a patient.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Patient payment category

600984 | Property | Department of Health
The original payment vote of the patient or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) consumer.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Payment type

388809 | Property
The mode of reimbursement required for the delivery of goods and/or services.
Standard: Housing assistance
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical benefit entitlement source

605231 | Property | Department of Health
The assistance programme under which an entity is eligible to receive benefits associated with the supply of pharmaceutical products.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) benefit amount

601904 | Property | Department of Health
The amount of the Commonwealth government contribution towards the cost of prescription medicinal products supplied via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) claim type

603898 | Property | Department of Health
The type of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) claim.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) form type

601190 | Property | Department of Health
The type of form used when claiming a benefit under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item prescribed

600287 | Property | Department of Health
A category into which the prescription drugs, medicinal and therapeutic products included in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) can be classified. PBS items are differentiated via a number of characteristics, including: the active ingredient of the medicinal or therapeutic product, the strength of the medicinal or therapeutic product, often expressed in terms of the weight or liquid concentration of the active ingredient, the form of the medicinal or therapeutic product and its manner o...
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) patient contribution

603368 | Property | Department of Health
The amount paid by the patient or Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) consumer to the approved pharmacy for a prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) record extract date

600538 | Property | Department of Health
The date for which details of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) claim are extracted from the Department of Human Services (DHS) PBS processing system.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmacy approval type

601573 | Property | Department of Health
The approval type of a pharmacy.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Pharmacy identifier

600670 | Property | Department of Health
A sequence of characters which uniquely identify a pharmacy.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Prescriber identifier

600758 | Property | Department of Health
A unique identifier for a health professional authorised to issue a prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Prescriber type

603858 | Property | Department of Health
The broad field of specialty of a health professional responsible for the writing and signing of a prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Quantity of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item supplied

601872 | Property | Department of Health
A count of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicinal products supplied.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Regulation 24 applicable indicator

601748 | Property | Department of Health
An indicator of whether Regulation 24 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Cwth) is applicable. Regulation 24 allows a pharmacist to supply an original prescription medication and all of its repeats at the one time.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Repeat prescription indicator

603997 | Property | Department of Health
An indicator of whether a prescription allows the repeated supply of a specified prescription medicinal product.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of 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

Specialty of prescriber

600677 | Property | Department of Health
The field of specialty of the authorised health professional responsible for the writing and signing of a prescription.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Therapeutic group

605582 | Property | Department of Health
A narrowly defined group of medicinal products that are of similar safety and efficacy and provide similar health outcomes.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

Type of drug prescribed

622347 | Property | Department of Health
A category into which prescribed drugs and medicinal or therapeutic products can be grouped or classified.
Standard: Commonwealth Department of Health

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