Person—health professionals attended for diabetes mellitus (last 12 months), code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Health professionals attended (diabetes mellitus)|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
|Definition:||The 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|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
CODE 9 should only be used in situations where it is not practicable to ask the questions.
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.
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
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Diabetes Data Working Group|
|Origin:||National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.|
|Related metadata references:|
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005
Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005
Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017