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Stronger Futures Northern Territory: Ear, nose and throat (ENT) services DSS, 2012

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term496338
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Stronger Futures Northern Territory ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist services DSS, 2012 describes data collected in relation to ear, nose and throat services, provided to Indigenous children living in the Northern Territory.

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Follow-up services were delivered by the NT Department of Health (NT DoH) and Aboriginal medical services.

The Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Children's Health Checks: Ear, nose and throat (ENT) services DSS, 2012 is based on version 4 of the ENT Specialist Consultation form which was implemented in April 2012. The form contains questions asked of the healthcare professionals who delivered these services. Earlier versions of the form were in place between July 2009 and March 2012. Although the various versions of the forms have most of the same questions, there are also some key differences, such as:

  • additional 'other' fields in the Notes sections in version 2
  • collapsing of aural toilet activities to one response categories in version 2
  • transposing of left/right ear to right/left ear in all places in version 4
  • addition of "needs teleotology review", "needs ENT face-to-face" and "TWAIT completed" in version 4.

The AIHW only receives confidentialised unit record level information on those children for which consent for data provision to AIHW has been obtained.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/04/2012
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The CHCI (CtG) funded ENT services began in early 2008 as a part of the CHC follow-up services, although the data on these services were not collected at the time. A limited amount of data was derived from the CHC Chart Review database prior to July 2009.

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termNorthern Territory Department of Health 2012. Teleotology ENT Specialist Consultation form, Version 4.
Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW 2012. Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative: follow-up services for oral and ear health: final report, 2007-2012. Cat. no. DEN 223. Canberra: AIHW

Harris P, Nagy S, Vardaxis N (Editors) 2010. Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Profession, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition. NSW: Mosby Elsevier

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Ear nose and throat services patient clusterMandatory1
2Patient—post-operative check indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
3Patient—comment, text X[X(99)]Optional1
4Ear diagnosis clusterMandatory2
5Presumptive diagnosis clusterMandatory2
6Actions recommended clusterMandatory2
7Follow-up required clusterMandatory1
8Surgery recommendations clusterMandatory1
9Patient—form signed indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
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