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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)

Admission date

269247 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode of admitted patient care commences.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

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)

Body mass index

269114 | Property
A measure of body fat that gives an indication of nutritional status. Body mass index is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters.
Standard: Health, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Clinical urgency

269075 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A clinical assessment of the urgency with which care, treatment or assistance is required.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

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)

Estimated resident population of Australia

388661 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official measure of the population of Australia.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Feedback collection method

356484 | Property
The method employed to actively and routinely collect feedback.
Retired: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Geographic location

269234 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of physical location.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Disability, Tasmanian Health
Retired: Housing assistance

Hospital name

407426 | Property
The appellation by which a hospital is known or called.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Indicator procedure

269365 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of procedure that is high volume and often associated with long waiting periods.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Superseded: Tasmanian Health

Intended profession type

551381 | Property | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A descriptor of the expected certification for a paid occupation gained from specific skills and training.
Retired: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Interpreter service required status

269289 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of a need for a translation service.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability
Retired: Housing assistance

Length of stay

269031 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The duration of an episode of care or service event that includes the provision of accommodation and/or residential care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

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

Medication type

365465 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of prescribed pharmaceutical drug administered.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Number of patient days

269090 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A count of days of patient care.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

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)

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)

Procedure

269052 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A series of steps performed by a healthcare professional through which a desired result is intended to be accomplished.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Reason for removal from a waiting list

269071 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason for removal of an entry from a waiting list.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Service contact date

269137 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which contact between a service provider and patient/client occurred.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

Statistical area

457283 | Property
A designated region with a pre-determined population range primarily for statistical usage. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order. Each level directly aggregates to the level above. This principle continues up through the remaining levels of the hierarchy.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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)

Type of chronic condition

399211 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A type of health condition that is long term; has a pattern of recurrence, or deterioration; has a poor prognosis and produces consequences, or sequelae that impact on the individual's quality of life.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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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