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Impairment type code (AROC 2007)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termClassification Scheme
METeOR identifier:Help on this term449138
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 11/10/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) code set describing the primary type of patient impairment in a rehabilitation episode

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The AROC impairment code set classifies the primary reason for a patient undergoing a rehabilitation episode of care.

The code set contains the following high level impairment types:

  • Stroke
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord dysfunction
  • Amputation of limb
  • Arthritis
  • Pain syndromes
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Cardiac
  • Pulmonary
  • Burns
  • Congential deformities
  • Other disabling impairments
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Re-conditioning/restorative

Underneath each high level impairment type are a subset of codes providing more specific detail on the type of impairment. For example:

  • Stroke
    • Left body involvement (right brain)
    • Right body involvement (left brain)
    • Bilateral involvement
    • No paresis
    • Other stroke

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Origin:Help on this term

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)

Reference documents:Help on this termAROC Impairment Codes Guidelines 2007. Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC), University of Wollongong, Wollongong. Viewed 21 September 2012

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Has been superseded by Impairment type code (AROC 2012) Health, Standard 11/04/2014, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 22/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 11/10/2012

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Impairment type code (AROC 2007) NN.NNNN Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 11/10/2012

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