Health professional major specialty code NNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing major categories of medical specialty.|
|Context:||The categories and codes presented here are commonly used in the context of the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The first 2 characters of the code represent the broad group into which the health professional falls, i.e. either a General Practitioner (GP), Specialist, Allied health professional or Dental practitioner. Characters 3-4 of the code represent the health professional's major field of specialty.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Health professional specialty group code NN
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