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Informal carer—primary carer indicator, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPrimary carer indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termCarer primary status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term681048
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 15/12/2017
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An indicator of whether an informal carer is the primary carer, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Informal carer—primary carer indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1: Yes

Record if the informal carer provides assistance with one or more core activities (self-care, mobility, or communication).

CODE 2: No

Record if the informal carer does not provide assistance with core activities (self-care, mobility, or communication).

This data element should only be reported in relation to service users that have an informal carer.

Self-care includes activities such as bathing, dressing, eating and/or toileting.

Mobility includes moving around the home and/or moving around away from home (including the ability to use transport or drive a motor vehicle) and getting in or out of bed or a chair. If the only support provided to a service user is in the area of public transport or driving a motor vehicle and this support is not required every time the service user uses these modes of transport, then a person is not generally considered to be a primary carer. For example, if a person drives the service user to the shops every second Wednesday to go shopping, and the service user can normally move/get around on their own using public transport or a motor vehicle, then the person would not be considered a ‘primary carer’.

Communication includes making oneself understood by strangers/family/friends/staff, in own native language if applicable, and understanding others.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Informal carer—primary carer indicator, code N Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

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Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019

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