Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Provider's specialty name|
The name of a health specialty recognised by a specialist college and practiced by an individual service provider, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Individual service provider—specialty name|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2|
|Maximum character length:||6|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Display the description of the profession with or without the code as appropriate.
Specialty (field of practice) is collected for the purpose of unambiguous identification and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all fields of practice and/or speciality work areas or roles.
ANZSCO codes are used as a proxy for profession/specialty.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
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