Allied health service event—interpreter service required indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Allied health interpreter service required indicator|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
An indicator of whether an interpreter service is required by a person for the allied health service event, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Allied health service event—interpreter service required indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Includes verbal language, non-verbal language and languages other than English.
CODE 1 Yes
Use this code where interpreter services are required, including sign language.
CODE 2 No
Use this code where interpreter services are not required.
The requirement for an interpreter is mostly collected at the episode level, but for allied health it is useful to collect it at the allied health service event level i.e. some service events for some professions during an episode of care may require an interpreter, while others may not.
Do you [does the person] require an interpreter?
Source and reference attributes
Allied Health Professions Australia
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Allied health non-admitted patient NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018