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Allied health service event—preferred language, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]

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Short name:Help on this termAllied health service event preferred language
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705848
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
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The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication during an allied health service event, as represented by a code.

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Data element concept:Allied health service event—preferred language
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705846
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
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The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication during an allied health service event.

Object class:Help on this termAllied health service event
Property:Help on this termPreferred language

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Allied Health Professions Australia

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Language code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term659404
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL) code set representing languages.

Classification Scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2016

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The ASCL has a three-level hierarchical structure. The most detailed level of the classification consists of languages which are represented by four-digit codes. The second level of the classification comprises narrow groups of languages (the Narrow group level), identified by two-digit and three-digit codes. The most general level of the classification consists of broad groups of languages (the Broad group level) and is identified by one-digit codes. The classification includes Australian Indigenous languages and sign languages.

For example, the Lithuanian language has a code of 3102. In this case 3 denotes that it is an Eastern European language, while 31 denotes that it is a Baltic language. The Pintupi Aboriginal language is coded as 8713. In this case 8 denotes that it is an Australian Indigenous language and 87 denotes that the language is a Western Desert language.

Language data may be output at the Broad group level, Narrow group level or the language level of the classification. Also, significant languages within a Narrow group can be presented separately with the remaining languages of the Narrow group aggregated. The same principle can be adopted to highlight significant Narrow groups within a Broad group.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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This may be a language other than English even where the person can speak fluent English.

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Use of an interpreter at the allied health service event level may be independent of the need for an interpreter at the higher episode level.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

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