Health professional subspecialty code NNNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Definition:||A code set representing subcategories of medical specialty.|
|Context:||The subcategories 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 represent the health professional's major field of specialty, and characters 5-6 represent the health professional's subspecialty. In some cases, a specialty may consist of one subspecialty.
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See also Health professional major specialty code NNNN
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