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Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgical specialty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605195
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The area of clinical expertise held by the doctor who will perform the elective surgery, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Cardio-thoracic surgery
02Otolaryngology head and neck surgery
03General surgery
04Gynaecology surgery
05Neurosurgery
06Ophthalmology surgery
07Orthopaedic surgery
08Plastic and reconstructive surgery
09Urological surgery
10Vascular surgery
11Other
12Paediatric surgery

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 28 October 2015, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Publications/Reports/
ArtMID/514/ArticleID/57/National-Elective-Surgery-Urgency-Categorisation
-Guideline-April-2015

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty of scheduled doctor, code NN Health, Standard 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

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