Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 28 March 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2015). National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2. AIHW, 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2. Canberra: AIHW; 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015, National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.2, AIHW, Canberra.
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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set specifications, 7 data element clusters, 64 data elements, 1 classification schemes and 1 glossary item have been superseded and 12 data elements have been retired since the previous version of the NHDD (Version 16.1) was published.
The National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) is the authoritative source of information about endorsed national metadata standards for the health sector, and provides the basis for consistent national collection and reporting.
The NHDD version 16.2 contains national standards that were approved between July 2013 and the end of June 2014. It follows the publication of NHDD version 16.1 which reflected changes to the national health data standards between May 2012 and June 2013. The NHDD version 16.1 is available on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW’s) website.
Within the NHDD version 16.2, the national standards have been grouped into the following categories:
The standards have been endorsed by the National Health Information and Performance
Principal Committee (NHIPPC) for inclusion in the data dictionary. Further information
about the committee governance process can be found in the ‘Governance’ section later in this chapter.
The standards are also available on METEOR, the AIHW’s online metadata registry.
End matter: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols; List of tables; Related publications
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