Public dental waiting times DSS 2012-13
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Data Set Specification
Health, Superseded 09/11/2012
|Data Set Specification (DSS)
The purpose of the Public dental waiting times data set specification (PDWT DSS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for two time periods in the treatment pathway for public dental services in Australia:
In this data collection, person includesall persons eligible for their state or territory public dental scheme, who were aged 18 years or over when they were placed on a general or prosthetic public dentistry waiting list for the purpose of receiving treatment.
The data collection includes:
The data collection excludes:
In this data collection, treatment means any event consisting of the provision of dental care resulting from a person being placed on a public dental waiting list and funded under a public dental scheme of their state or territory. Only treatments received after a person is placed on a public dental waiting list should be recorded.
Excluded treatments are:
A public dental waiting list episode ends:
All dental services funded by the state or territory government should be included unless otherwise noted.
Collection and usage attributes
|A public dental waiting list episode.
This is an administrative collection and information is derived from client records.
The collection period is the twelve month financial year, i.e. the twelve months ending 30 June.
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Oral Health Plan Monitoring Group
|Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Advisory Committee on Oral Health 2004. Healthy mouths healthy lives: Australia's national oral health plan 2004-2013. Viewed 31 January 2012, <http://www.adelaide.edu.au/oral-health-promotion/resources/public/pdf_files/oralhealthplan.pdf>
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