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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—specialty of prescriber, subspecialty code NNNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSubspecialty of prescriber
METeOR identifier:Help on this term607133
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe field of subspecialty of the authorised health professional responsible for the writing and signing of a prescription for a medicinal product included in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—specialty of prescriber

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
010101General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - non-referred attendances
010102General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - procedural
010103General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - anaesthesia
010104General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - acupuncture
010105General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - obstetrics
010106General practitioner - Vocationally registered GP (VRGP) - diagnostic imaging
010201General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - non-referred attendances
010202General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - procedural
010203General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - anaesthesia
010204General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - acupuncture
010205General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - obstetrics
010206General practitioner - Non-vocationally registered GP (Non-VRGP) - diagnostic imaging
010301General practitioner - GP trainee - GP trainee
019999General practitioner - unclassified - unclassified
020101Specialist - internal medicine - internal medicine
020102Specialist - internal medicine - general medicine
020103Specialist - internal medicine - clinical pathology
020201Specialist - immunology and allergy - immunology and allergy
020301Specialist - cardiology - cardiology
020401Specialist - haemotology - haemotology
020501Specialist - endocrinology - endocrinology
020601Specialist - gastroenterology and hepatology - gastroenterology and hepatology
020701Specialist - nephrology - nephrology
020801Specialist - neurology - neurology
020901Specialist - nuclear medicine - nuclear medicine
021001Specialist - paediatric medicine - paediatric medicine
021101Specialist - rehabilitation medicine - rehabilitation medicine
021201Specialist - rheumatology - rheumatology
021301Specialist - respiratory and sleep medicine - respiratory and sleep medicine
021401Specialist - geriatric medicine - geriatric medicine
021501Specialist - medical oncology - medical oncology
021601Specialist - intensive care - intensive care
021701Specialist - pathology - pathology
021801Specialist - surgery - general surgery
021802Specialist - surgery - cardiothoracic surgery
021803Specialist - surgery - neurosurgery
021804Specialist - surgery - orthopaedic surgery
021805Specialist - surgery - paediatric surgery
021806Specialist - surgery - plastic and reconstructive surgery
021807Specialist - surgery - urology
021808Specialist - surgery - vascular surgery
021901Specialist - diagnostic radiology - diagnostic radiology
022001Specialist - anaesthetics - anaesthetics
022101Specialist - dermatology - dermatology
022201Specialist - obstetrics and gynaecology - obstetrics and gynaecology
022301Specialist - ophthalmology - ophthalmology
022401Specialist - ear, nose and throat (ENT) - ear, nose and throat (ENT)
022501Specialist - public health medicine - public health medicine
022601Specialist - oral and maxillofacial surgery - oral and maxillofacial surgery
022701Specialist - palliative medicine - palliative medicine
022801Specialist - occupational and environmental medicine - occupational and environmental medicine
022901Specialist - infectious diseases - infectious diseases
023001Specialist - clinical genetics - clinical genetics
023101Specialist - psychiatry - psychiatry
023201Specialist - college trainee (physician) - college trainee (physician)
023301Specialist - sport and exercise medicine - sport and exercise medicine
023401Specialist - addiction medicine - addiction medicine
023501Specialist - sexual health medicine - sexual health medicine
023601Specialist - maternal-foetal medicine - maternal-foetal medicine
023701Specialist - reproductive endocrinology and infertility - reproductive endocrinology and infertility
023801Specialist - urogynaecology - urogynaecology
029999Specialist - unclassified - unclassified
030101Allied health - Aboriginal Health Worker - Aboriginal Health Worker
030201Allied health - allied mental health - mental health worker
030202Allied health - allied mental health - psychologist (clinical)
030203Allied health - allied mental health - psychologist (non-clinical)
030301Allied health - chiropractor - chiropractor
030401Allied health - dietician - dietician
030402Allied health - dietician - diabetes educator
030501Allied health - midwife - midwife
030601Allied health - nurse practitioner - nurse practitioner
030701Allied health - occupational therapist - occupational therapist
030801Allied health - optometrist - optometrist
030901Allied health - osteopath - osteopath
031001Allied health - physiotherapist - physiotherapist
031002Allied health - physiotherapist - exercise physiologist
031101Allied health - podiatrist - podiatrist
031201Allied health - speech pathologist - speech pathologist
031301Allied health - audiologist - audiologist
031401Allied health - social worker - social worker
039999Allied health - unclassified - unclassified
040101Dental practitioner - oral surgery - oral surgery
040201Dental practitioner - registered - registered
040301Dental practitioner - endodontist - endodontist
040401Dental practitioner - orthodontist - orthodontist
040501Dental practitioner - periodontist - periodontist
040601Dental practitioner - prosthetist - prosthetist
040701Dental practitioner - prosthodontist - prosthodontist
049999Dental practitioner - unclassified - 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 represent the health professional's major field of specialty, and characters 5-6 represent the health professional's subspecialty. In some cases, a specialty may consist of one subspecialty.

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

Relational attributes

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See also Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—specialty of prescriber, group code NN Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

See also Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—specialty of prescriber, major specialty code NNNN 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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