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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
ValueMeaning
1Normal
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
98Unknown
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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