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released: 23 Mar 2015 author: AIHW

The National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) provides national data standards for the health sector. This version (Version 16.2) reflects changes to data standards between July 2013 and June 2014. Eight national minimum data sets, 12 data set specifications, 16 data element clusters, 174 data elements, 13 classification schemes and 13 glossary items have been added to the NHDD. Nine national minimum data sets, 4 data set specifications, 7 data element clusters, 64 data elements, 1 classification schemes and 1 glossary item have been superseded and 12 data elements have been retired since the previous version of the NHDD (Version 16.1) was published.

ISSN 1329-4555; ISBN 978-1-74249-690-0; Cat. no. HWI 131; 566pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 What are the national data dictionaries?
      • 1.2 METeOR
    • 2 Summary of updates to the National Health Data Dictionary since version 16.1
    • 3 National health data standards—endorsed July 2013–June 2014
      • Data elements listed by short name
      • National minimum data sets
      • Data set specifications
      • Data element clusters
      • Classification schemes
      • Glossary items
    • 4 Data elements listed by technical name
  • End matter
    • List of tables
    • Related publications 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2. National health data dictionary no. 18. Cat. no. HWI 131. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 June 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129550408>.

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