National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) Version 13.3
The national metadata standards for the health sector are published in the National Health Data Dictionary by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Downloading the NHDD
The NHDD was downloaded from METEOR on 09/02/2008. Changes to the data elements and data set specifications since version 13.2 of the NHDD was downloaded are available in a separate document called ‘National health data dictionary summary of updates since version 13.2’.
Large file warning
The NHDD is a large document that has been broken up into 8 volumes with the data elements in alphabetical order by 'Short name'.Some of the Word documents are 3 MB and may exceed the capacity of some systems if downloaded.
|National Health Data Dictionary Version 13.2||Word format||Date downloaded|
|Summary of updates to the NHDD version 13.2 since 05/07/2007||Word (1.7MB)||PDF (630KB)||09/02/2008|
|List of data elements by short name||Word (650KB)||PDF (208KB)||09/02/2008|
|List of data elements by technical name||Word (667KB)||PDF (203KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 1 data elements A to Co||Word (2.56MB)||PDF (961KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 2 data elements Cr to Ful||Word (2.74MB)||PDF (989KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 3 data elements Fun to Le||Word (2.57MB)||PDF (974KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 4 data elements Li to Po||Word (2.78MB)||PDF (877KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 5 data elements Pr to So||Word (2.93MB)||PDF (885KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 6 data elements Sp to Y||Word (2.6MB)||PDF (800KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 7 NMDSs, DSSs, Object classes, Properties A to H||Word (2.84MB)||PDF (963KB)||09/02/2008|
|Volume 8 Properties I to Y, Classification schemes, Glossary items||Word (2.48MB)||PDF (960KB)||09/02/2008|