Allied health assessment cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The scope of the allied health assessment cluster is to collect information on allied health assessment types, measures and results which occur during an allied health service event.
During a service event the allied health service provider may perform and record one or more evaluation or appraisal activities, known as an assessment, objective test or measurable activity.
A combination of allied health assessment type, measures and results fields represent a discrete assessment, and may lead the service provider to be able to determine a profession specific diagnosis known as the allied health clinical finding.
The scope of the allied health assessment cluster includes all assessment types, measures and results in the following NBPDS:
Collection and usage attributes
Allied health service event
|Guide for use:|
Each allied health service event may have one or more assessment types, measures and results recorded, up to a maximum of 99.
The data elements for assessment type and assessment measure name are used in conjunction with each other.
Each allied health service event must have either assessment type or assessment measure name recorded. A result should be recorded for each assessment type or measure collected.
Each jurisdiction should implement a locally agreed code set for the collection of assessment type and measures. This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction.
In the absence of nationally consistent code sets or values for recording assessment types, measures and results ‘free text’ may be used.
Subsequent analysis of locally agreed values will contribute to developing national standardised values in the future.
Glossary items used within this data element cluster:
Source and reference attributes
Allied Health Professions Australia
|Related metadata references:|
See also Allied health service event—clinical finding, text X[X(99)]
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