Elective surgery code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 19/11/2015|
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018
A code set representing types of elective surgery.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The purpose of this data element is to capture the surgical specialty of the surgeon who will perform the procedure, rather than the type of patient or the nature of the surgery to be performed.
CODE 11 Other
All other surgical specialties not otherwise listed.
The above surgical categories are consistent with the specialties recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (available at http://www.surgeons.org/surgical-specialties/), and as included in the National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline-April 2015 (the Guideline). The Guideline can be accessed using the link in Reference documents.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 28 October 2015, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Publications/Reports/
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Elective surgery code NN Health, Standardisation pending 08/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018
Supersedes Elective surgery code NN Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018