Healthcare identification occupation cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 05/10/2016|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The Healthcare identification occupation cluster includes data elements that define information on an individual provider's professional field of practice, profession number and date of commencement in the health profession.
Collection and usage attributes
The Australian Standard Person and provider identification in healthcare (AS 4846:2014) refers to 'professions' and uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) to define 'professions'.
This data element cluster uses the ABS's Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations 2013 Version 1.2 (ANZSCO) instead of ASCO, as ANZSCO has replaced ASCO as the relevant classification.
The distinction between 'occupation' and 'profession' is as follows:
Generally speaking, a 'profession' has a code of conduct, requires specialisation in a specific field, and/or is regulated by statute, whereas an 'occupation' does not necessarily require these attributes.
For consistency with ANZSCO and other occupation-based metadata items, the word 'occupation' is used throughout this data element cluster to refer to 'profession', except for those instances that relate directly the profession's registration body.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Healthcare provider qualification and registration cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016