Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—quantity of PBS item supplied, total number N[NNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Quantity of PBS item supplied|
|Definition:||The total amount of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item dispensed by a pharmacist, expressed either as a number of packs or units of use.|
|Context:||In the context of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the term 'quantity' refers to the amount of the drug dispensed, expressed in terms of either a number of packs or units of use.|
|Data Element Concept:||Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—quantity of PBS item supplied|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||4|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The method of specifying the quantity varies between items:
Where supply of the original prescription and any repeat(s) is made at the one time, pursuant to Regulation 24 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Cwth), the value reported must be the total quantity supplied.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Department of Health|
|Reference documents:||Office of Parliamentary Counsel, ComLaw website 2014. National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Cwth). Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra. Viewed 12 February 2015,|
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