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Person—carer responsibility indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCarer responsibility indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term378324
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of responsibilities of a person in relation to ongoing day-to-day care of a dependent child or other person who is in need of care and support, e.g. an ageing parent, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—carer responsibility indicator

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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9Not stated/inadequately described

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

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A person is considered to have carer responsibility if the person is:

  • the main provider of ongoing help and supervision in the core activities of daily living for the individual in need of care, and
  • has ongoing responsibilities for safeguarding the health and welfare of the individual needing care.

Carer responsibility can be split or shared between several parties. This may include custodians, foster carers, guardians and other relations such as spouses and kin.

A person with carer responsibility does not necessarily live with the person in need of care.

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