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Patient—ear selection at operation, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEar selection at operation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term535307
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether the patient's ear to be operated on will be decided at the time of the operation, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—ear selection at operation

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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
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A decision may be made by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at the time of surgery as to which ear is to be operated on. This is because there is time lag between the recommendation for surgery and the actual surgery taking place. Within that time, the condition of the ear may have changed. Therefore, this decision may be made at the time of surgery. It is more likely to happen when a child has diseases in both ears.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Surgery recommendations cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 05/09/2014

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