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Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty of scheduled doctor, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgical specialty of scheduled doctor
METeOR identifier:Help on this term689726
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The area of clinical expertise held by the doctor who will perform the elective surgery, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty of scheduled doctor

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Cardio-thoracic surgery
02Otolaryngology head and neck surgery
03General surgery
04Gynaecology surgery
05Neurosurgery
06Ophthalmology surgery
07Orthopaedic surgery
08Plastic and reconstructive surgery
09Urological surgery
10Vascular surgery
11Other
12Paediatric surgery

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 11   Other

All other surgical specialties not otherwise listed.

Comments:Help on this term

The above surgical categories are consistent with the specialties recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and as included in the National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline (COAG Health Council 2015) (the Guideline).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 5 September 2019, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Portals/0/National%20Elective%20Surgery%20Categorisation%20-%20Guideline%20-%20April%202015.pdf

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2015. Surgical specialties. Viewed 28 October 2015, http://www.surgeons.org/surgical-specialties/

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The purpose of this data element is to capture the surgical specialty of the surgeon who will perform the procedure, rather than the type of patient or the nature of the surgery to be performed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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