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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Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Address—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Adult—body mass index

269556 | Data Element Concept
Weight (body mass) relative to height used to assess the extent of weight deficit or excess in adults.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Contracted hospital care—organisation identifier

269834 | Data Element Concept
The establishment identifier of the other hospital involved in the contracted care.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list

269476 | Data Element Concept
The reason why a patient is removed from the waiting list.
Superseded: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time

269477 | Data Element Concept
The time elapsed for a patient waiting for elective surgery from the date they were added to the waiting list for the procedure.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure date

472973 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—physical departure time

472977 | Data Element Concept | Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
The time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation date

472764 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation time

472772 | Data Element Concept
The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department

472904 | Data Element Concept
The reason the patient presents to an emergency department.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care)

472951 | Data Element Concept
The time elapsed for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the emergency department non-admitted clinical care.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—admission date

269411 | Data Element Concept
Date on which an admitted patient commences an episode of care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days)

269422 | Data Element Concept
The length of stay of a patient measured in patient days. A same-day patient should be allocated a length of stay of one patient day. The length of stay of an overnight stay patient is calculated by subtracting the date the patient is admitted from the date of separation and deducting total leave days. Total contracted patient days are included in the length of stay.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category

269575 | Data Element Concept
Major diagnostic categories (MDCs) are 23 mutually exclusive categories into which all possible principal diagnoses fall. The diagnoses in each category correspond to a single body system or aetiology, broadly reflecting the speciality providing care. Each category is partitioned according to whether or not a surgical procedure was performed. This preliminary partitioning into major diagnostic categories occurs before a diagnosis related group is assigned. The Australian refined diagnosis relate...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of care—additional diagnosis

356590 | Data Element Concept
A condition or complaint either coexisting with the principal diagnosis or arising during the episode of admitted patient care, episode of residential care or attendance at a health-care establishment.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of care—principal diagnosis

269654 | Data Element Concept
The diagnosis established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning an episode of admitted patient care, an episode of residential care or an attendance at the health care establishment.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—number of patient days

269516 | Data Element Concept
The number of days for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who separated during a specified reference period.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—organisation identifier

269415 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for the establishment.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory)

269922 | Data Element Concept
An identifier for an establishment, unique within the state or territory.
Standard: Health, WA Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Hospital—hospital name

407428 | Data Element Concept
The appellation by which a hospital is known or called.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status

474149 | Data Element Concept
The status of the patient at the end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

474183 | Data Element Concept
The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—age

290402 | Data Element Concept
The age of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—date of birth

269565 | Data Element Concept
The date of birth of the person.
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)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Person—Estimated resident population of Australia

397725 | Data Element Concept
The official measure of the population of Australia.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—medication type

365467 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of prescribed medication administered to a person.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—person identifier

287172 | Data Element Concept
Person identifier unique within an establishment or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
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

Person—type of chronic condition

399213 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of chronic condition from which a person suffers.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service contact—service contact date

269585 | Data Element Concept
The date of each service contact between a health service provider and patient/client.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service provider organisation—feedback collection method

356488 | Data Element Concept
The method the service provider organisation employs to actively and routinely collect feedback.
Retired: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Service provider organisation—service delivery setting

319812 | Data Element Concept
The type of setting in which service activities are provided or could be provided by a service provider.
Retired: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood

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