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Person—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for specialist service, total Australian currency N[N(8)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMedicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for specialist service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term556892
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe total Medicare benefit a person is entitled to for a specialist service, expressed in dollars.

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Data element concept:Person—Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for specialist service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term573768
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe total Medicare benefit a person is entitled to for a specialist service.
Object class:Help on this termPerson
Property:Help on this termMedicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) benefit for specialist service

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Total Australian currency N[N(8)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270563
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of Australian dollars.

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[N(8)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term9
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)

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Specialist attendances are Medicare benefit funded referred patient/doctor encounters, such as visits, consultations and attendances (including video conferencing), involving medical practitioners who have been recognised as specialists or consultant physicians for Medicare benefits purposes. They are non-hospital attendances.

Specialist attendances comprise all items in Broad Type of Services Group 'C', as published in official MBS statistics by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Total services (attendances/visits – source MBS claims data).

Total Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as supplied by ABS.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority

Relational attributes

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Expenditure on specialist attendances, 2011–12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 27/03/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Expenditure on specialist attendances, 2012–13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Expenditure on specialist attendances, 2013–14 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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