Public dental waiting times NMDS 2018-
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 25/01/2018|
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The purpose of the Public dental waiting times national minimum data set (PDWT NMDS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for two time periods in the treatment pathway for public dental services in Australia:
In the PDWT NMDS, person includes all persons eligible for their state or territory public dental scheme, who were aged 18 years or over when they were placed on a general or prosthetic public dentistry waiting list for the purpose of receiving treatment.
The PDWT NMDS includes:
The PDWT NMDS excludes:
In the PDWT NMDS, treatment means any event consisting of the provision of dental care resulting from a person being placed on a public dental waiting list and funded under a state or territory public dental scheme. Only treatments received after a person is placed on a public dental waiting list should be recorded.
Excluded treatments are:
A public dental waiting list episode ends:
All dental services funded by the state or territory government should be included unless otherwise noted.
Collection and usage attributes
This is an administrative collection and information is derived from client records.
The collection period is the twelve month financial year, i.e. the twelve months ending 30 June.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2018|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Oral Health Monitoring Group 2015. Healthy mouths healthy lives: Australia's national oral health plan 2015-2024. Viewed 5 October 2017, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Portals/0/Australia
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018