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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—pharmaceutical benefit entitlement source, code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPharmaceutical benefit entitlement source
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605239
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The Government assistance programme under which the patient for whom the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item is prescribed is eligible to receive benefits associated with the PBS, as represented by a code.

This includes benefits associated with programmes related to but not strictly part of the PBS, e.g. the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS), and other schemes subsidised under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth), e.g. the Stoma Appliance Scheme (SAS).

Data Element Concept:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—pharmaceutical benefit entitlement source

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
DDepartment of Social Services (unresolved)
FFamilies/mobility (Department of Social Services - DSS)
IInvalid
MMedicare (Department of Human Services - DHS)
OOstomy associations
PPension/parenting (DSS)
SSafety Net (DHS)
UUnemployed and special benefits (DSS)
VDepartment of Veterans' Affairs - DVA

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termMembership of at least one of the categories listed above is necessary for a person to be eligible for subsidised over-the-counter prices for prescription medications.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health
Reference documents:Help on this term

Office of Parliamentary Counsel, ComLaw website 2014. National Health Act 1953 (Cwth). Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra. Viewed 22 September 2015,
https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2015C00081

Relational attributes

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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