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Health service setting code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term329831
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of health service setting.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
1Public hospital or day surgery centre (includes public psychiatric hospital)
2Private hospital or day surgery centre (includes private psychiatric hospital)
3Public community health centre
4Private community health centre
5Public residential aged care service
6Private residential aged care service
7Private medical practitioner rooms or surgery
8Other public health service provider setting
9Other private health service provider setting
12Patient's home
88Other (including 'Medihotels')
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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A health service provider setting is classified as 'public' if it is operated by or on behalf of a Commonwealth, state or territory or local government agency.

CODES 1 and 2   Hospital or day surgery centre 

A 'hospital or day surgery centre' is an establishment that provides at least minimal medical, surgical or obstetric services and/or care, and provides comprehensive qualified nursing services as well as other necessary professional services. The centre must be licensed by a state, territory or Commonwealth health department, or controlled by a government department. These codes include psychiatric hospitals; hospitals that specialise in dental, ophthalmic aids, and other specialised medical or surgical care; and free-standing day surgery centres.

CODES 3 and 4   Community health centre

A 'community health centre' is an establishment that provides a range of non-residential health services, or which provides for the coordination of health services elsewhere in the community.

CODES 5 and 6   Residential aged care service 

A 'residential aged care service' is an establishment that provides long-term residential care, involving regular basic nursing care, primarily to older people who are frail or have disabilities. The service must be approved by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and/or licensed by the state, or controlled by a government department.

CODE 7  Private medical practitioner rooms or surgery 

'Private medical practitioner rooms or surgery' provide investigation and treatment for acute conditions on a non-residential, day-only basis. This code includes 24-hour medical clinics and general practitioner surgeries.

CODES 8 and 9   Other health service provider setting

'Other health service provider setting' includes hospices, and alcohol and drug treatment centres.

CODE 12   Patient's home 

'Patient’s home' includes domiciliary nursing services.

CODE 88   Other (including 'Medihotels')

'Other (including 'Medihotels')' covers services in settings other than those listed above. ‘Medihotels’ provide supported accommodation to patients who require access to hospital services.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

'Not stated/inadequately described' should be used only when the information is not currently available, but is expected to become available. 

Comments:Help on this termThis value domain maps to the Insurance Statistics Australia data item 14.3 'Venue where procedure performed' (AIHW 2011).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2011. Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2008–09. Safety and quality of health care series no. 10. Cat. no. HSE 112. Canberra: AIHW

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Health-care incident—service delivery setting, health service setting code N[N] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

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