Ear health diagnosis code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017|
A code set representing ear health conditions.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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
Department of Health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Patient—pre-operative ear health diagnosis, code N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017