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Person—reason for health clinic attendance, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReason for health clinic attendance
METeOR identifier:Help on this term624523
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe reason or health issue that prompts a person to visit a health clinic, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—reason for health clinic attendance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Health check
02Diabetes
03Mental health condition
04Pathology
05Skin condition (excluding cancer and communicable diseases)
06Drug and alcohol issue
07Medication
08Vaccination
09Musculoskeletal injury
10Musculoskeletal condition (excluding arthritis, injury or cancer)
11Cardiovascular disease
12Respiratory condition (excluding asthma, cancer or communicable diseases)
13Communicable disease
14Dental
15Digestive condition (excluding cancer)
16Wound care
17Asthma
18Sensory conditions (ear and eye conditions)
19Neurological condition
20Malignancy (cancer, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)
21Arthritis
22Women's health
25Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

More than one code may be recorded if there are multiple reasons for visiting the health clinic.

CODE 01  Health check

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a general health check.

CODE 02  Diabetes

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes.

CODE 03  Mental health condition

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of a mental health condition.

CODE 04  Pathology

Record this code if the person attending the clinic was having blood or urine tested or receiving results from a blood or urine test.

CODE 05  Skin condition (excluding cancer and communicable diseases)

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a skin condition (excludes cancer and communicable diseases).

CODE 06  Drug and alcohol issue

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a drug and alcohol issue.

CODE 07  Medication

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for medication.

CODE 08 Vaccination

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a vaccination.

CODE 09  Musculoskeletal injury

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a musculoskeletal injury. Musculoskeletal conditions are recorded separately.

CODE 10 Musculoskeletal condition (excluding arthritis, injury or cancer)

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a musculoskeletal condition. This excludes arthritis, cancer or injury.

CODE 11  Cardiovascular disease

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of cardiovascular disease (includes coronary heart disease, heart failure, rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease).

CODE 12  Respiratory condition (excluding asthma, cancer or communicable diseases)

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of a respiratory condition.

CODE 13  Communicable disease

Communicable diseases are those which are capable of being transmitted between individuals and include infectious and parasitic disease (Healey 2004). Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of a communicable disease (includes blood-borne diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, quarantinable diseases, sexually transmitted infections, vaccine preventable diseases, vector-borne diseases, zoonoses and other bacterial infections).

CODE 14  Dental

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for dental referral, dental procedures or dental pain.

CODE 15  Digestive condition (excluding cancer)

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of a digestive condition. This excludes cancers which are recorded separately.

CODE 16  Wound care

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for wound care for example dressings or review.

CODE 17  Asthma

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for the treatment of asthma.

CODE 18  Sensory conditions (ear and eye conditions)

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for the treatment of ear or eye conditions.

CODE 19  Neurological condition

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for neurological conditions for example epilepsy, Parkinson disease, motor neurone disease.

CODE 20  Malignancy (cancer, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer)

Record this code if the reason for attending the clinic was a malignancy (cancer), excludes non-melanoma skin cancer.

CODE 21 Arthritis

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for treatment of arthritis (includes gout, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other type, arthritis type unknown).

CODE 22  Women's health

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for women's health issues for example cervical screening, contraceptives.

CODE 25  Other

Record this code if the person attended the clinic for a reason not specified above.

CODE 99  Not stated/inadequately described

Record this code when the reason is unknown.

Comments:Help on this term

The list of reasons for attendance at the health clinic was initially guided by the most common categories reported in a number of relevant surveys, for example the 2001 NSW Inmate Health Survey, Queensland Women Prisoners' Health Survey and the General Practice Activity in Australia 2007-08 (Britt et al. 2008). Following the 2009 National Prisoner Health Census, the list was amended to include the reasons recorded in the 'Other' category on the National Prisoner Health Census Clinic form.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

National Centre for Classification in Health 2010. The International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, Australian modification (7th edn). Sydney: National Centre for Classification in Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW 2013. The health of Australia's prisoners 2012. Cat. no. PHE 170. Canberra: AIHW.

Britt H, Miller G, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Harrison C et al. 2008. General practice activity in Australia 2007-08. General practice series no. 22. Cat. no. GEP  22. Canberra: AIHW.

Butler T & Milner L 2003. The 2001 New South Wales Inmate Health Survey. Sydney: Corrections Health Service.

Healey J 2004. Communicable diseases. Thirroul, New South Wales: Spinney Press.

Hockings BA, Young M, Falconer A & O'Rourke PK 2002. Queensland Women Prisoners' Health Survey. Brisbane: Department of Corrective Services.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—reason for health clinic attendance, code NN Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison clinic contact NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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