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Disability data dictionary

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term484560
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The disability data dictionary provides a reference set of data standards for collection of data from specialist disability service providers and other service providers delivering basic community care.

The disability data dictionary builds on the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (NMDS), and to a lesser extent the Home and Community Care (HACC) Minimum Data Set, and describes in an internationally standardised form:

  • metadata for most items in the existing Disability Services NMDS and HACC MDS
  • metadata for some items in the existing Disability Services NMDS that are not currently supported by appropriate metadata
  • metadata for a range of new content relevant to basic community care for people with disability or who have aging-related support needs.

The dictionary represents the authoritative source of information on endorsed data standards relating to basic community care, and provides the metadata basis for any redevelopment of the Disability Services NMDS and related collections.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Origin:Help on this termThe disability data dictionary was developed under the auspices of the Disability Policy and Research Working Group, with input from jurisdictional members (including Australian Government). The dictionary draws on the content of the existing Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and Home and Community Care (HACC) Minimum Data Set.

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Has been superseded by Disability data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Address details data dictionaryOptional1
-Disability and need for assistance clusterOptional1
-Disability services carer details clusterOptional1
-Disability services client details clusterOptional1
-Disability services provider details clusterOptional1
-Disability services/supports outcomes clusterOptional1
-Disability services/supports received clusterOptional1
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