Medical practitioner principal field of medicine code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 10/12/2009|
|Definition:||The codeset representing the principal field of medicine of a medical practitioner|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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:
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:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Registered health professional—principal field of medicine, medical practitioner code N Health, Standard 10/12/2009