Allied health service event—intervention, text X[X(99)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Allied health service event intervention
METeOR identifier:705954
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018

The intervention provided to a person during an allied health service event, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Allied health service event—intervention

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Maximum character length:100

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

In the absence of nationally consistent code sets or values for recording clinical finding ‘free text’ may be used, with the future intention of mapping to and use of an established terminology.

Interventions may be recorded for all allied health service events performed by an allied health service provider within the professions identified in Allied health service event—provider profession, code AA[AAA]

Each allied health service event may have one or more interventions recorded, up to a maximum of 99.

Interventions may be profession specific. There may be some professions that do not record an intervention.

Where codeset values are used this field should record the code as well as the meaning of the code as text.

Collection methods:

Each jurisdiction will implement a locally agreed code set for collection of the data element. This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction.

Intervention code sets should list activities that improve, maintain or determine the health of the person receiving the allied health service event. Intervention code sets may be profession specific or shared amongst a number of professions. An allied health service provider may use a profession specific code set for this data element.


Subsequent analysis of locally agreed values will contribute to developing national standardised values in the future.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

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