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Dental waiting list type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term459368
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2012
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of public dental waiting list upon which a person is placed for care.
Context:Help on this termPublic dental waiting times

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 dental care
2Denture care
3Assessment
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   General dental care

The person is on a waiting list to receive general dental care. 'General dental care' is any examination and treatment relating to natural teeth and soft tissue resulting in a person being dentally fit, excluding specialist services and denture treatment.

CODE 2   Denture care

The person is on a waiting list to receive denture care. 'Denture care' is provision of full or partial dentures or other dental prosthetic devices for the full or partial restoration and/or maintenance of oral health, function and appearance.

CODE 3   Assessment

The person is on a waiting list for an assessment. An 'assessment' is a consultation and examination to determine future treatment.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this termVictorian Department of Human Services - Public dental non-urgent care wait list policy
Reference documents:Help on this term

Victorian Department of Human Services 2011. Public dental non-urgent care wait list policy. Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne. Viewed 17 August 2011, http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/Public-dental-non-urgent-care-wait-list-policy-July-2007

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Public dental waiting list episode—waiting list type, code N Health, Standard 02/08/2012
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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