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Public dental waiting list episode—date of first visit, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDate of first dental visit
Synonymous names:Help on this termDate of first dental treatment; Date of first dental assessment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term446601
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2012
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which a person on a public dental waiting list attends their first dental visit, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Context:Help on this termPublic dental waiting times
Data Element Concept:Public dental waiting list episode—date of first visit

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

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Collection and usage attributes

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A public dental visit is defined as an appointment with a dental professional, as a result of being placed on the public dental waiting list. The appointment can be for assessment or treatment purposes.

Where a person attends multiple visits as part of a single waiting list episode, only the date of first attended visit is recorded.

Appointments which were scheduled but not attended by the person are not recorded.

Where a person is on an assessment waiting list, the visit is considered to be the assessment that results in removal from this list.

Where a person is on a general dental care or denture care waiting list, the visit is considered to be the treatment that results in removal from this list.

Source and reference attributes

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

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See also Treatment commencement date Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Public dental waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 09/11/2012

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Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public dental waiting times NMDS 2018- Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
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