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Goods and equipment code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term321140
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing goods and equipment.

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
1Self-care aids (e.g. button hook for dressing or bowl care for eating)
2Support and mobility aids (e.g. walking frame, manual wheelchair)
3Communication aids (e.g. hearing aids, mouthstick)
4Reading aids (e.g. magnifying glass, braille books)
5Medical care aids (e.g. ventilator, pacemaker)
6Car modifications (e.g. car ramp, room for wheelchair)
8Other goods and equipment (other goods and equipment not elsewhere classified)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Self-care aids

Eating aids – crockery, cutlery, plate guard, bowl guard
Dressing aids – button hook, clothes tongs, zip pull
Washing aids – bathrails/hoist/seat, shower rails/fitting/seat
Bag, urinal, incontinence pad, uredome, urinary appliances
Bowel appliances – colostomy bag, bowel pad
Toilet chair, commode, frame, conventional toilet use aids
Cooking aids (excl. eating utensils), special iron
Other aids for self care

CODE 2 Support and mobility aids

Callipers, splints
Belts, braces, neck collar, corsets
Crutches for support, walking frame/stick
Ankle/knee strap, built up shoe, foot/leg support NEC
Transporter chair, pusher, tricycle
Wheelchair manual or unspecified
Wheelchair, motorised
Henry lifter, hoist, patient lifter Scooter
Ejector chair, hard-back chair, made to measure chair, chair NEC
Special bed, cushions/pillows for support
White cane
Sonic beam, laser cane, optacon
Guide dog
bars/hooks/rails/straps, attached to walls, etc., for support and mobility
Other aids for support or mobility

CODE 3 Communication aids

Aid, hearing
Teletext
Telephone attachment or adaptation (e.g. answering service, flashing light, headpiece, TTY telephone)
Writing aids (mouthstick, writing pad, typewriter, communication board)
Computers – Kurzweil personal reader, communication
Speaking aids - electrolarynx

CODE 4 Reading aids

Contact lenses, reading/magnifying glasses
Braille books/items/watch
Books, large print/talking, cassette recorders/players
Reading frame, page turners, reading aids not associated with loss of sight
Other reading or sight aids
Dwelling modification to aid communication – intercom
Other aids for communication

CODE 5 Medical care aids

Breathing pumps – oxygen masks, ventilator
Dialysis machine, kidney functioning machines
Heart stimulus/functioning machines, pacemaker
Ostomy appliances/Stoma appliances, excluding colostomy bag
Other aids for medical care

CODE 6 Car modifications

Accelerator/brake/controls, hand – car modifications
Handles/lifter/rails/ramps – car modifications
Mirrors/steering/windows, power – car modifications
Other car modifications – automatic transmission, room for wheelchair

CODE 8 Other goods/equipment

Other goods/equipment NEC

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational HACC Minimum Data Set User Guide Version 2.0 2005. Home and Community Care (HACC) Program

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Goods and equipment code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Service episode—type of goods and equipment received, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

Service event—type of goods and equipment received, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013

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