Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Preface
    • Contents
  • Sections
    • Introduction
      • The health data standards committee (HDSC)
      • The AIHW knowledgebase-Australia's health, community services and housing Assistance metadata registry
      • The metadata online registry - meteor
      • National health data dictionary
      • Combined version 12 and version 12 supplement
      • International classification of diseases, version 10, Australian modification, 3rd Edition (ICD-10-am)
      • Using national data standards - compliance and consistency
      • Feedback
      • Secretariat contact details
    • National health data dictionary, version 12 including version 12 Supplement
    • National health information model, version 2
      • Background information
      • The model diagram
    • Data elements 
      • Activity when injured
      • Actual place of birth
      • Acute care episode for admitted patients
      • Acute coronary syndrome procedure type
      • Acute coronary syndrome stratum
      • Additional diagnosis
      • Address
      • Address type
      • Administrative expenses
      • Admission
      • Admission date
      • Admission time
      • Admitted patient
      • Address line
      • Admitted patient election status
      • Age-standardised rate
      • Alcohol consumption - concept
      • Alcohol consumption frequency - self report
      • Alcohol consumption in standard drinks per day - self report
      • Anaesthesia administered during labour
      • Analgesia administered during labour
      • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors therapy status
      • Anticipated patient election status
      • Apgar score at 1 minute
      • Apgar score at 5 minutes
      • Area of usual residence
      • Aspirin therapy status
      • Australian state/territory identifier
      • Behaviour-related risk factor intervention 
      • Behaviour-related risk factor intervention - purpose
      • Beta-blocker therapy status
      • Bleeding episode using TIMI criteria - status
      • Birth order
      • Birth plurality
      • Birthweight
      • Blindness - diabetes complication
      • Blood pressure - concept
      • Blood pressure - diastolic measured
      • Blood pressure - systolic measured
      • Bodily location of main injury
      • Body mass index
      • Body mass index - classification
      • Building/complex sub-unit number
      • Building/complex sub-unit type - abbreviation
      • Building/property name
      • Cancer initial treatment - completion date 
      • Cancer initial treatment - starting date
      • Cancer staging - M stage code
      • Cancer staging - N stage code
      • Cancer staging - T stage code
      • Cancer staging - TNM stage grouping code
      • Cancer treatment type
      • Cancer treatment - target site
      • Capital expenditure
      • Capital expenditure - gross (accrual accounting)
      • Capital expenditure - net (accrual accounting)
      • Cardiovascular medication - current
      • Care type
      • Cataract - history
      • Category reassignment date
      • Census date
      • Centrelink customer reference number
      • Cerebral stroke due to vascular disease - history
      • Cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs
      • Chest pain pattern category
      • Cholesterol-hdl - measured
      • Cholesterol-ldl - calculated
      • Cholesterol-total - measured
      • Classification of health labour force job
      • Client type - alcohol and other drug treatment services
      • Clinical evidence status
      • Clinical intervention
      • Clinical procedure timing status
      • Clinical review
      • Clinical urgency
      • Clopidogrel therapy status
      • Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other Drugs
      • Compensable status
      • Complication of labour and delivery
      • Complications of pregnancy
      • Concurrent clinical condition - on presentation
      • Congenital malformations
      • Congenital malformations - BPA code
      • Contract establishment identifier
      • Contract procedure flag
      • Contract role
      • Contract type
      • Contracted care commencement date
      • Contracted care completion date
      • Contracted hospital care
      • Coronary artery disease - history of intervention or Procedure
      • Country of birth
      • Creatine kinase mb isoenzyme (ck-mb) - measured
      • Creatine kinase mb isoenzyme (ck-mb) - units
      • Creatine kinase mb isoenzyme (ck-mb) - upper limit of normal Range
      • Creatinine serum - measured
      • Crude rate
      • CVD drug therapy - condition
      • Date creatine kinase mb isoenzyme (CK-MB) measured
      • Date of birth
      • Date of cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other Drugs
      • Date of change to qualification status
      • Date of commencement of service event
      • Date of commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and Other drugs
      • Date of completion of last previous pregnancy
      • Date of death
      • Date of diagnosis
      • Date of diagnosis of cancer
      • Date of diagnosis of first recurrence
      • Date of first angioplasty balloon inflation or stenting
      • Date of first contact
      • Date of first delivery of service
      • Date of intravenous fibrinolytic therapy
      • Date of last contact
      • Date of procedure
      • Date of referral to rehabilitation
      • Date of surgical treatment for cancer
      • Date of triage
      • Date patient presents
      • Date troponin measured
      • Day program attendances
      • Degree of spread of cancer
      • Department of veterans' affairs file number
      • Department of veterans' affairs patient
      • Dependency in activities of daily living
      • Depreciation
      • Diabetes status
      • Diabetes therapy type
      • Diagnosis
      • Diagnosis onset type
      • Diagnosis related group
      • Division of general practice number
      • Domestic services
      • Drug supplies
      • Dyslipidaemia - treatment
      • Elective care
      • Elective surgery
      • Electrocardiogram (ecg) change - location
      • Electrocardiogram (ecg) change - type
      • Emergency department - public hospital
      • Emergency department arrival mode - transport
      • Emergency department departure status
      • Emergency department waiting time to admission
      • Emergency department waiting time to service delivery
      • Employment status - acute hospital and private psychiatric Hospital admissions
      • Employment status - public psychiatric hospital admissions
      • Episode of admitted patient care
      • Episode of residential care
      • Episode of residential care end
      • Episode of residential care end date
      • Episode of residential care end mode
      • Episode of residential care start
      • Episode of residential care start date
      • Episode of residential care start mode
      • Erectile dysfunction
      • Establishment identifier
      • Establishment number
      • Establishment sector
      • Establishment type
      • Estimated date flag
      • Extended wait patient
      • External cause - admitted patient
      • External cause - human intent
      • External cause - non-admitted patient
      • Family name 
      • Fasting status
      • Fibrinolytic drug used
      • Fibrinolytic therapy status
      • First day of the last menstrual period
      • Floor/level number
      • Floor/level type
      • Food supplies
      • Foot deformity
      • Foot lesion - active
      • Foot ulcer - current
      • Foot ulcer - history
      • Formal community support access status
      • Full-time equivalent staff
      • Functional stress test element
      • Functional stress test ischaemic result
      • Funding source for hospital patient
      • Geographical location of establishment
      • Geographical location of service delivery outlet
      • Gestational age
      • Gestational age
      • Given name(s)
      • Glycoprotein IIB/IIA receptor antagonist status
      • Glycosylated haemoglobin (hba1c) - measured
      • Glycosylated haemoglobin (hba1c) - upper limit of normal Range
      • Goal of care
      • Group sessions
      • Health labour force
      • Health outcome
      • Health outcome indicator
      • Health professionals attended - diabetes mellitus
      • Heart rate
      • Heart rhythm type
      • Height - measured
      • Height - self-reported
      • Hip circumference - measured
      • Histopathological grade
      • Hospital
      • Hospital boarder
      • Hospital census
      • Hospital insurance status
      • Hospital waiting list
      • Hospital-in-the-home care
      • Hours on-call (not worked) by medical practitioner
      • Hours worked by health professional
      • Hours worked by medical practitioner in direct patient care
      • House/property number
      • Hypertension - treatment
      • Hypoglycaemia - severe
      • Indicator procedure 
      • Indigenous status
      • Indirect health care expenditure
      • Individual/group session
      • Infant weight, neonate, stillborn
      • Informal carer availability
      • Initial treatment episode for cancer
      • Initial visit - diabetes mellitus
      • Injecting drug use status
      • Intended length of hospital stay
      • Intended place of birth
      • Intensive care unit
      • Intention of treatment for cancer
      • Inter-hospital contracted patient
      • Interest payments
      • Killip classification code
      • Labour force status
      • Laterality of primary cancer
      • Leave days from residential care
      • Length of non-admitted patient emergency department service Episode
      • Length of stay
      • Length of stay (antenatal)
      • Length of stay (including leave days
      • Length of stay (postnatal)
      • Lipid-lowering therapy status
      • Listing date for care
      • Live birth
      • Living arrangement
      • Lot/section number
      • Lower limb amputation due to vascular disease
      • Main language other than english spoken at home
      • Main occupation of person
      • Main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs
      • Major diagnostic category
      • Marital status
      • Maternal medical conditions
      • Medical and surgical supplies
      • Medicare card number
      • Medicare eligibility status
      • Mental health legal status
      • Method of birth
      • Method of use for principal drug of concern
      • Microalbumin - units
      • Microalbumin - upper limit of normal range
      • Microalbumin/protein - measured
      • Minutes of operating theatre time
      • Mode of admission
      • Mode of separation
      • Morphology of cancer
      • Most valid basis of diagnosis of cancer
      • Mother's original family name
      • Multi-disciplinary team status
      • Myocardial infarction - history
      • Name 
      • Name context flag
      • Name suffix
      • Name title
      • Name type
      • Narrative description of injury event
      • Nature of main injury - non-admitted patient
      • Need for interpreter service
      • Neonatal death
      • Neonatal morbidity
      • Neonate
      • New/repeat status
      • Newborn qualification status
      • Non-admitted patient
      • Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
      • Non-admitted patient service event
      • Non-admitted patient service event - patient present status
      • Non-admitted patient service event count
      • Non-admitted patient service mode
      • Non-admitted patient service type
      • Non-elective care
      • Non-salary operating costs
      • Number of available beds for admitted patients
      • Number of contacts (psychiatric outpatient clinic/ Day program)
      • Number of days in special/neonatal intensive care
      • Number of days of hospital-in-the-home care
      • Number of leave periods
      • Number of qualified days for newborns
      • Number of service contact dates
      • Number of service contacts within a treatment episode for Alcohol and other drugs
      • Nursing diagnosis
      • Nursing interventions
      • Occasions of service
      • Oestrogen receptor assay status
      • Onset of labour
      • Ophthalmological assessment - outcome
      • Ophthalmoscopy - performed
      • Organ procurement - posthumous
      • Other drug of concern
      • Other recurrent expenditure
      • Other revenues
      • Other treatment type for alcohol and other drugs
      • Outcome of initial treatment
      • Outcome of last previous pregnancy
      • Overdue patient
      • Overnight-stay patient
      • Patient 
      • Patient days
      • Patient listing status
      • Patient presentation at emergency department
      • Patient revenue
      • Patient transport
      • Patients in residence at year end
      • Payments to visiting medical officers
      • Perinatal period
      • Perineal status
      • Period of residence in Australia
      • Peripheral neuropathy - status
      • Peripheral vascular disease in feet - status
      • Person identifier
      • Person identifier type - health care
      • Physical activity sufficiency status
      • Place of occurrence of external cause of injury
      • Postal delivery point identifier
      • Postal delivery service number
      • Postal delivery service type - abbreviation
      • Postcode - Australian
      • Postpartum complication
      • Preferred language
      • Pregnancy - current status
      • Premature cardiovascular disease family history - status
      • Presentation at birth
      • Previous pregnancies
      • Previous specialised treatment
      • Primary site of cancer
      • Principal area of clinical practice
      • Principal diagnosis
      • Principal drug of concern
      • Principal role of health professional
      • Procedure
      • Profession labour force status of health professional
      • Proficiency in spoken English
      • Progesterone receptor assay status
      • Proteinuria - status
      • Quality accreditation/certification standard
      • Radiotherapy treatment type
      • Reason for cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and Other drugs
      • Reason for readmission - acute coronary syndrome
      • Reason for removal from elective surgery waiting list
      • Received radiation dose
      • Recoveries
      • Referral from specialised mental health residential care
      • Referral to further care (psychiatric patients)
      • Referred to ophthalmologist - diabetes mellitus
      • Region code
      • Region of first recurrence
      • Regional lymph nodes examined
      • Regional lymph nodes positive
      • Removal date
      • Renal disease - end-stage, diabetes complication
      • Renal disease therapy
      • Repairs and maintenance
      • Resident
      • Residential mental health service
      • Residential stay
      • Residential stay start date
      • Resuscitation of baby
      • Salaries and wages 
      • Same-day patient
      • Scheduled admission date
      • Separation
      • Separation date
      • Separation time
      • Separations
      • Service contact
      • Service contact date
      • Service delivery outlet
      • Sex
      • Source of referral to alcohol and other drug treatment Service
      • Source of referral to public psychiatric hospital
      • Specialised mental health service
      • Specialised mental health service setting
      • Specialised service indicators
      • Specialist private sector rehabilitation care indicator
      • Staging basis
      • Staging scheme source
      • Staging scheme source edition number
      • State/territory of birth
      • Status of the baby
      • Stillbirth (fetal death)
      • Street name
      • Street suffix code
      • Street type code
      • Suburb/ town/ locality name
      • Superannuation employer contributions (including funding Basis)
      • Surgical specialty
      • Surgical treatment procedure for cancer
      • Systemic therapy agent name
      • Teaching status
      • Telephone number
      • Telephone number type
      • Time creatine kinase mb isoenzyme (ck-mb) measured
      • Time of commencement of service event
      • Time of first angioplasty balloon inflation or stenting
      • Time of intravenous fibrinolytic therapy
      • Time of triage
      • Time patient presents
      • Time troponin measured
      • Tobacco smoking - consumption/quantity (cigarettes)
      • Tobacco smoking - duration (daily smoking)
      • Tobacco smoking - ever daily use
      • Tobacco smoking - frequency
      • Tobacco smoking - product
      • Tobacco smoking - quit age (daily smoking)
      • Tobacco smoking - start age (daily smoking)
      • Tobacco smoking - time since quitting (daily smoking)
      • Tobacco smoking status
      • Tobacco smoking status - diabetes mellitus
      • Total contract patient days
      • Total hours worked by a medical practitioner
      • Total leave days
      • Total psychiatric care days
      • Treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs
      • Treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs
      • Triage category
      • Triglycerides - measured
      • Troponin assay type
      • Troponin assay - upper limit of normal range
      • Troponin measured
      • Tumour size at diagnosis - solid tumours
      • Tumour thickness at diagnosis - melanoma
      • Type and sector of employment establishment
      • Type of accommodation
      • Type of augmentation of labour
      • Type of labour induction
      • Type of non-admitted patient care
      • Type of non-admitted patient care (public psychiatric, alcohol And drug)
      • Type of non-admitted patient care (residential aged care Services)
      • Type of usual accommodation
      • Type of visit to emergency department
      • Urgency of admission
      • Vascular history
      • Vascular procedures
      • Visual acuity
      • Waist circumference - measured
      • Waist circumference risk indicator - adults
      • Waist-to-hip ratio
      • Waiting list category
      • Waiting time at a census date
      • Waiting time at removal from elective surgery waiting list
      • Weight - measured
      • Weight - self-reported
      • Year insulin started
      • Year of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
    • National minimum data sets 
      • Admitted patient care NMDS
      • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS
      • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS
      • Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS
      • Community mental health care NMDS
      • Community mental health establishments NMDS
      • Elective surgery waiting times NMDS
      • Health labour force NMDS
      • Injury surveillance NMDS
      • Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS
      • Perinatal NMDS
      • Public hospital establishments NMDS
      • Residential mental health care NMDS
    • Other data set specifications
      • Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS
      • Cancer (clinical) DSS
      • Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS
      • Diabetes (clinical) DSS
      • Health care client identification DSS
  • End matter
    • Appendix A
    • Appendix B: format for data element definitions ISO/IEC 11179 Based standards
    • Appendix C: data elements and data element concepts included In other national minimum data sets
    • National health data dictionary feedback form