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Person—health professionals attended for diabetes mellitus (last 12 months), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHealth professionals attended (diabetes mellitus)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270287
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe health professionals that a person has attended in the last 12 months in relation to issues arising from diabetes mellitus, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—health professionals attended for diabetes mellitus

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Diabetes educator
2Dietician
3Ophthalmologist
4Optometrist
5Podiatrist
8None of the above
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record a code sequentially for each health professional attended.

A person may have attended several health professionals in the last 12 months; therefore more than one code can be recorded sequentially.

Example 1: If a person has attended a diabetes educator and a podiatrist in the last twelve months, the code recorded would be 15.

Example 2: If all have been seen, the code recorded would be 12345.
If the person answers 'NO' to all the health professionals specified, code 8 should be applied.

CODE 9 should only be used in situations where it is not practicable to ask the questions.

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The person should be asked about each type of health professional in successive questions, as follows:

Have you attended any of the following health professionals in relation to diabetes mellitus in the last 12 months?

Diabetes educator  ___Yes ___ No

Dietician               ___Yes ___ No

Ophthalmologist     ___Yes ___ No

Optometrist          ___Yes ___ No

Podiatrist             ___Yes ___ No

The appropriate code should be recorded for each health professional attended.

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The health professional occupations are assigned the following codes at the occupation level of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1997, Catalogue No. 1220.0

Diabetes educator 2512-13

Dietician 2393-11

Ophthalmologist 2312-19

Optometrist 2384-11

Podiatrist 2388-11

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Diabetes Data Working Group
Origin:Help on this termNational Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Health professionals attended - diabetes mellitus, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (19.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

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