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Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgical specialty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270146
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 19/11/2015
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe area of clinical expertise held by the doctor who will perform the elective surgery, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor)

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Cardio-thoracic surgery
02Ear, nose and throat surgery
03General surgery
04Gynaecology
05Neurosurgery
06Ophthalmology
07Orthopaedic surgery
08Plastic surgery
09Urology
10Vascular surgery
11Other

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThe above classifications are consistent with the Recommended Medical Specialties and Qualifications agreed by the National Specialist Qualification Advisory Committee of Australia, September 1993. Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery. The Royal Australian College of Surgeons has a training program for vascular surgeons. The specialties listed above refer to the surgical component of these specialties - ear, nose and throat surgery refers to the surgical component of the specialty otolaryngology; gynaecology refers to the gynaecological surgical component of obstetrics and gynaecology; ophthalmology refers to the surgical component of the specialty (patients awaiting argon laser phototherapy are not included).

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Hospital Access Program Waiting Lists Working Group

Waiting Times Working Group

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Supersedes Surgical specialty, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005 .pdf (15.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 13/12/2011

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2006-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2009-12 Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 12/06/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 13/12/2011

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2009-12 Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 12/06/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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