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Health professional major specialty code NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term607029
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing major categories of medical specialty.
Context:Help on this termThe 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:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0101General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP)
0102General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP)
0103General practitioner - GP trainee
0104General practitioner - GP unclassified
0201Specialist - internal medicine
0202Specialist - immunology and allergy
0203Specialist - cardiology
0204Specialist - haematology
0205Specialist - endocrinology
0206Specialist - gastroenterology and hepatology
0207Specialist - nephrology
0208Specialist - neurology
0209Specialist - nuclear medicine
0210Specialist - paediatric medicine
0211Specialist - rehabilitation medicine
0212Specialist - rheumatology
0213Specialist - respiratory and sleep medicine
0214Specialist - geriatric medicine
0215Specialist - medical oncology
0216Specialist - intensive care
0217Specialist - pathology
0218Specialist - surgery
0219Specialist - diagnostic radiology
0220Specialist - anaesthetics
0221Specialist - dermatology
0222Specialist - obstetrics and gynaecology
0223Specialist - ophthalmology
0224Specialist - ear, nose and throat (ENT)
0225Specialist - public health medicine
0226Specialist - oral and maxillofacial surgery
0227Specialist - palliative medicine
0228Specialist - occupational and environmental medicine
0229Specialist - infectious diseases
0230Specialist - clinical genetics
0231Specialist - psychiatry
0232Specialist - college trainee - physician
0233Specialist - sport and exercise medicine
0234Specialist - addiction medicine
0235Specialist - sexual health medicine
0236Specialist - maternal-foetal medicine
0237Specialist - reproductive endocrinology and infertility
0238Specialist - urogynaecology
0299Specialist - unclassified
0301Allied health - Aboriginal Health Worker
0302Allied health - allied mental health
0303Allied health - chiropractor
0304Allied health - dietician
0305Allied health - midwife
0306Allied health - nurse practitioner
0307Allied health - occupational therapist
0308Allied health - optometrist
0309Allied health - osteopath
0310Allied health - physiotherapist
0311Allied health - podiatrist
0312Allied health - speech pathologist
0313Allied health - audiologist
0314Allied health - social worker
0399Allied health - unclassified
0401Dental practitioner - oral surgery
0402Dental practitioner - registered
0403Dental practitioner - endodontist
0404Dental practitioner - orthodontist
0405Dental practitioner - periodontist
0406Dental practitioner - prosthetist
0407Dental practitioner - prosthodontist
0499Dental practitioner - unclassified

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The first 2 characters of the code represent the broad group into which the health professional falls, i.e. either a General Practitioner (GP), Specialist, Allied health professional or Dental practitioner. Characters 3-4 of the code represent the health professional's major field of specialty.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

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See also Health professional specialty group code NN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

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

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

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

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