Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Dental Weighted Activity Units (DWAUs), 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Dental Weighted Activity Units (DWAUs)
METeOR identifier:717936
Registration status:Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019

A DWAU is a unit of activity.  Each dental service item from the Australian Dental Association schedule of services is attributed a relative value based on the price paid by the Commonwealth for dental services provided under the Department of Veterans Affairs Schedule of Dental Services.  The indicator is calculated by multiplying all services provided by their respective DWAU values and summing the totals.

Indicator set:Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/01/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Services provided are multiplied by their respective DWAU value. The results per service are added for a total of DWAUs achieved.


Sum of DWAU within the year-to-date reporting period

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data Set

Representational attributes

Representation class:Count
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Service event


Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Dental Weighted Activity Units (DWAUs), 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019