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Ear health diagnosis code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term567897
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing ear health conditions.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
2Chronic otitis media (COM)
3Otitis media with effusion (OME)
4Acute otitis media (AOM)
5Acute otitis media (AOM) with perforation
6Other ear health diagnosis
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Normal

Free from any ear condition.

CODE 2   Chronic otitis media (COM)

Chronic otitis medias refers to a variety of signs, symptoms, and physical findings that result from the long-term damage to the middle ear by infection or inflammation.

CODE 3   Otitis media with effusion (OME)

Otitis media with effusion refers to the presence of intact tympanic membrane and middle ear fluid without symptoms or signs of infection.

CODE 4  Acute otitis media (AOM)

Acute otitis media refers to the presence of suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid with intact bulging or recent discharge and or bulging tympanic membrane.

CODE 5   Acute otitis media (AOM) with perforation

Acute otitis media with perforation refers to the presence of a perforated tympanic membrane where suppurative (infected) middle ear fluid or recent discharge is present.

CODE 6   Other ear health diagnosis

A diagnosis other than those separately identified.

CODE 98   Unknown

This code is used when the data is invalid.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when the data is missing.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—pre-operative ear health diagnosis, code N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017

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