Health professional specialty group code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:601978
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Definition:A code set representing broad categories of medical specialty.
Context:The categories and codes presented here are commonly used in the context of the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:NN
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
01General practitioner (GP)
02Specialist
03Allied health professional
04Dental practitioner

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:More detailed versions of this value domain, including codes at the major field of specialty level and the subspecialty level, are also available.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Department of Health

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Health professional major specialty code NNNN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

See also Health professional subspecialty code NNNNNN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—specialty of prescriber, group code NN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Service/care provider—specialty of requesting provider, health professional specialty group code NN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

Service/care provider—specialty of servicing provider, health professional specialty group code NN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015