Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by caries, total N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of teeth surfaces affected by caries (total)|
|Definition:||The total number of a patient's teeth surfaces that are affected by caries as identified by a dental practitioner.|
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—number of teeth surfaces affected by caries|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||In order to identify specific locations on a tooth it is divided into surfaces. |
The number of teeth surfaces affected by caries is used to determine the caries experience.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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