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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of authorised medication supplies, total number N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of authorised medication supplies
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605072
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termFor a given Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription, the total number of times that the prescribed medicinal product is supplied to the patient or PBS consumer.
Data Element Concept:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of authorised medication supplies

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
99Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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This data item should be used in conjunction with the data item Regulation 24 applicable indicator.

For 'single supply' prescriptions, i.e. those that specify an original supply only of the prescribed medicinal product with no repeats, this data item should have a value of 1.

For repeat prescriptions, this data item should have either:

  • a value of 1 for those prescriptions where Regulation 24 applicable indicator has a negative response, or
  • a value equivalent to 1 plus the number of repeats specified by the prescriber for those prescriptions where Regulation 24 applicable indicator has a positive response, e.g. for a prescription where 5 repeats are specified by the prescriber and the Regulation 24 applicable indicator has a positive response, this data should have a value of 6.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

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See also Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—Regulation 24 applicable indicator, yes/no code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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