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Allied health assessment cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term708009
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The scope of the allied health assessment cluster is to collect information on allied health assessment types, measures and results which occur during an allied health service event.

During a service event the allied health service provider may perform and record one or more evaluation or appraisal activities, known as an assessment, objective test or measurable activity.

A combination of allied health assessment type, measures and results fields represent a discrete assessment, and may lead the service provider to be able to determine a profession specific diagnosis known as the allied health clinical finding.

The scope of the allied health assessment cluster includes all assessment types, measures and results in the following NBPDS:

Collection and usage attributes

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Allied health service event

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Each allied health service event may have one or more assessment types, measures and results recorded, up to a maximum of 99.

The data elements for assessment type and assessment measure name are used in conjunction with each other.

Each allied health service event must have either assessment type or assessment measure name recorded. A result should be recorded for each assessment type or measure collected.

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Each jurisdiction should implement a locally agreed code set for the collection of assessment type and measures. This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction.

In the absence of nationally consistent code sets or values for recording assessment types, measures and results ‘free text’ may be used.

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

Glossary items used within this data element cluster:

Allied health service event

Allied health service provider

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

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See also Allied health service event—clinical finding, text X[X(99)] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Allied health service event—assessment type, text X[X(59)]Conditional1
2Allied health service event—assessment measure name, text X[X(149)]Conditional1
3Allied health service event—assessment measure result, text X[X(39)]Conditional1
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