Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Audiology services DSS, May 2013-August 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:578388
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 18/02/2015
DSS type:Data Set Specification (DSS)

This DSS covers data collected on services provided under the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) Audiology Services program. The SFNT began in July 2012 and provides funding over a decade to 2021-22. The audiology services component of this agreement replaced, and expanded upon, services implemented under the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and then the Closing the Gap (CtG) in the Northern Territory National Partnership. The SFNT Audiology services program is available to all Indigenous children in the Northern Territory under the age of 16.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This audiology services dataset is based on version 8 of the audiology services form which was implemented from May 2013. The form contains clinical data collected as part of routine healthcare provided by professionals who delivered these services. Earlier versions of the audiology form were in place between August 2007 and April 2013. Although the various versions of the audiology forms have most of the same questions, there are also some key differences, such as:

  • version 1a does not include a question on the Hospital Registration Number (HRN)
  • version 1a and 1b include a question about consent for the provision of data
  • the format of, and response options for, question 4 have changed substantially between the earlier and later versions of the form
  • versions 7 and 8 do not collect information about a previous audiology check.

The AIHW only receives confidentialised unit record level information on those children for which consent for data provision to AIHW has been obtained.

Implementation start date:01/05/2013

Glossary terms that are relevant to this DSS are:

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Northern Territory Department of Health 2011. Audiology service form, Version 8

AIHW 2012. Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Hearing Health Services 2012-2013. Cat. No. IHW 117. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Audiology services DSS, April 2012-April 2013 Indigenous, Archived 18/02/2015

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Service event—date of service, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
2Audiology assessment client clusterMandatory1
    1    Discrete Indigenous community—identifier, AANNAMandatory1
    2    Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
    3    Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
    4    Person—sex, code NMandatory1
3Patient—hearing loss indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
4Patient—site of hearing loss, code NConditional1
5Patient—type of hearing loss, code NConditional1
6Patient—hearing impairment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
7Patient—degree of hearing impairment, code NConditional1
8Patient—middle ear condition indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
9Patient—middle ear condition type, code N.NConditional2
10Patient—middle ear condition type, text X[X(99)]Conditional2
11Patient—audiology assessment recommended course of action, code N[N]Mandatory8
12Patient—audiology assessment recommended course of action, text X[X(99)]Conditional1