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Medical practitioner principal field of medicine code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term377807
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 10/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe codeset representing the principal field of medicine of a medical practitioner

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
1General practitioner (GP)
2Hospital non-specialist (salaried)
3Specialist
4Specialist-in-training
5Other clinician
6Non-clinician
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   GENERAL PRACTITIONER

A medical practitioner who works in general practice and has membership with the Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP) or who holds a training position supervised by a member of the college. It includes medical practitioners who are currently:

  • Vocationally registered
  • a RACGP fellow
  • a RACGP fellowship trainee
  • a GP registrar

CODE 2   HOSPITAL NON-SPECIALIST (SALARIED)   

A medical practitioner mainly employed in a salaried position in a hospital who is not in training to gain a recognised specialist qualification. They include interns, Resident Medical Officers (RMOs), and Hospital Medical Officers (HMOs).

CODE 3   SPECIALIST 

A medical practitioner with a qualification awarded by, or which equates to that awarded by, the relevant specialist professional college in Australia and works in that speciality area.

CODE 4   SPECIALIST-IN-TRAINING 

A medical practitioner who has been accepted by a specialist medical college into a training position supervised by a member of the college and is working in that position.

CODE 5   OTHER CLINICIAN 

A medical practitioner that has mainly undertaken clinical work in the week before registration, but who does not fall into any of the above categories.

CODE 6   NON-CLINICIAN 

Includes all medical practitioners that have not mainly undertaken clinical work in the week prior to registration.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Registered health professional—principal field of medicine, medical practitioner code N Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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