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Accommodation period
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The period during which a client was in supported accommodation. A client may have no accommodation periods or one or more accommodation periods within a support period.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Guide for use:The dates on which each accommodation period began and ended during the support period are collected for clients but not for accompanying children. However, it can be reasonably assumed that an accompanying child will have the same accommodation period start and end dates as their parent(s) or guardians(s) ...
  • Housing assistance: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
  • Homelessness: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Activity based funding
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A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Battista P, Brophy J 2011. Casemix for Beginners. Proceedings of the National Casemix and Activity Based Funding Conference 2011. Viewed 25 September 2012, http://casemixconference2011.com.au/proceedingsThis content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Guide for use:Activity based funding has three essential elements: Classification: Allocation of patients treated into groups which allow weightings to be applied. The groups should have resource use homogeneity (patients within a group should cost a similar amount to treat) and be clinically coherent (patients within a group should be ...
  • Health: Standard
  • Independent Hospital Pricing Authority: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:12 a.m.
Activity—functioning, disability and health
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In the context of health, an activity is the execution of a task or action by an individual.
Further information on the ICF can be found in the ICF itself and the ICF Australian User Guide (AIHW 2003) and the following websites• WHO ICF websitehttp://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en• Australian Collaborating Centre ICF websitehttp://www.aihw.gov.au/disability/icf/index.htmlThis content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY ... Context:'Activities and participation' is one of three components that define the concept 'Disability', along with 'Body functions and structures' and 'Environmental factors'. 'Activities and participation' is also encompassed within the concept 'Functioning'. The concept 'Activity', as defined here and as measured in the metadata item Activity difficulty level code (ICF) ...
  • Health: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Address
Glossary Item
The place or the name of the place where a person, organization, or the like is located or may be reached.
  • Indicator governance board: Recorded
Oct. 29, 2018, 2:20 a.m.
Address
Glossary Item
The referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.
AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards AustraliaThis content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Comments:The following attributes are commonly used in the formation of a full address: Address line; (address line is a composite data element containing many attributes of the specific location of a full address - see the current version of the Address line metadata item for further description and a list ...
  • Housing assistance: Candidate
  • Health: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
  • Early Childhood: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Address (community services)
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The set of descriptors identifying the geographic location of a person, organisation, and/or object place.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Guide for use:May be used to map to the ABS Australian Standard Geographical Classifications (ASGC) using the National Localities Index (also produced by the ABS). This information can then be used to compare aggregate data to other information on a Statistical Local Area basis, for example. Similarly, postcode can be ...
  • Community Services: Superseded
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Address (housing assistance)
Glossary Item
A place at which a person or organisation may be contacted/located, or where an object/item or dwelling may be locatedor the location where a service may be delivered.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Guide for use:Address is the concatenation of unit number, number, street, city/town, state, territory, postcode, and country. Number can refer to a street number, lot number or RMB (roadside mailbox) number.Context:Required for primary collection to facilitate contact with the client, person or service provider.Origin:National Health Data Dictionary Version 11. National ...
  • Housing assistance: Standard
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Administrative and clerical staff
Glossary Item
Staff engaged in administrative and clerical duties. Medical staff and nursing staff, diagnostic and health professionals and any domestic staff primarily or partly engaged in administrative and clerical duties are excluded. Civil engineers and computing staff are included in this category.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Admission
Glossary Item
The process whereby the hospital accepts responsibility for the patient's care and/or treatment. Admission follows a clinical decision based upon specified criteria that a patient requires same-day or overnight care or treatment. An admission may be formal or statistical. Formal admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records the ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Admitted patient careComments:This treatment and/or care provided to a patient following admission occurs over a period of time and can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients).
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Admitted patient mental health care service
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A specialised mental health service that provides overnight care in a psychiatric hospital or a specialised mental health unit in an acute hospital. Psychiatric hospitals and specialised mental health units in acute hospitals are establishments devoted primarily to the treatment and care of admitted patients with psychiatric, mental or behavioural ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Specialised admitted patient mental health services.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:06 a.m.
Adoption
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Adoption is the legal process by which a person legally becomes a child of the adoptive parents and legally ceases to be a child of his/her existing parents.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Children and family services.Origin:Adoptions Australia (AIHW). Data collection standards, tables and counting rules, 1998-99.Comments:The adoption order severs the legal relationship between the biological parents and the child. A new birth certificate is issued to the child bearing the name(s) of his/her adoptive parent(s) as the natural parent(s) and the new ...
  • Health: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Adverse event
Glossary Item
Any harmful event befalling a patient while in the care of the health system. Such an event may be the result of professional negligence, systems failure, mistakes, fatigue or other causes.
Harris P, Nagy S, Vardaxis N (editors) 2010. Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition. NSW: Mosby Elsevier page 49This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:16 a.m.
Age-standardised rate
Glossary Item
A method of adjusting the crude rate to eliminate the effect of differences in population age structures when comparing crude rates for different periods of time, different geographic areas and/or different population sub-groups (e.g. between one year and the next and/or States and Territories, Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations). Adjustments are ...
Textbooks of epidemiology, demography and biostatistics.The notation used in this glossary term is based on Armitage P & Berry G 1994. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications. See also Crude rateThis content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the ... Guide for use:Formula: Direct method Indirect method å (ri Pi) åPi SR= C å(Ripi) SR= x RDirect method SR= (SUM (ri * Pi))/SUM Pi Indirect method SR=(C/SUM(Ri *pi))*R Where:SR is the age-standardised rate for the population being studiedri is the age-group specific rate for age group i in the population ...
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Ambulatory care
Glossary Item
Care provided to hospital patients who are not admitted to the hospital, such as patients of emergency departments and outpatient clinics. The term is also used to refer to care provided to patients of community-based (non-hospital) health care services.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Origin:AIHW 2007. Mental health services in Australia 2004–05. AIHW cat. no. HSE 47. Canberra: AIHW (Mental Health Series no. 9).
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Ambulatory mental health care service
Glossary Item
A specialised mental health service that provides services to people who are not currently admitted to a mental health admitted or residential service. Services are delivered by health professionals with specialist mental health qualifications or training. Ambulatory mental health services include: community-based crisis assessment and treatment teams, day programs, mental ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Specialised ambulatory mental health services.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:06 a.m.
Anaesthesia
Glossary Item
A technique used to introduce an agent to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation to the woman for the operative or instrumental delivery of the baby.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Perinatal statistics
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:13 a.m.
Analgesia
Glossary Item
An analgesic agent or technique administered to the woman to relieve the pain of labour without causing loss of consciousness.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:Perinatal statistics
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:13 a.m.
Antenatal care visit
Glossary Item
An intentional encounter between a pregnant woman and a midwife or doctor to assess and improve maternal and fetal well-being throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.
CPIU (Clinical Practice Improvement Unit) 2006. 3Centre consensus guidelines on antenatal care. Melbourne:3Centres Collaboration.This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:An antenatal care visit may occur in the following clinical settings: antenatal outpatients clinic specialist outpatient clinic general practitioner surgery obstetrician private room community health centre rural and remote health clinic independent midwife practice setting including home of pregnant female
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:10 a.m.
Asbestos
Glossary Item
Asbestos is the commercial product, obtained after mining and processing, of a family of fibrous hydrated silicates divided mineralogically into amphiboles (amosite, anthrophyllite and crocidolite) and serpentines (chrysotile). The inhalation of asbestos particles can cause asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural fibrosis, pleural effusion, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Asbestos was widely used ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:14 a.m.
Assistance received
Glossary Item
The goods or services, or time or money received by a person (client) during a service episode or event.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:This is important for client centred collections. It may be used to measure the amounts and nature of assistance that are received directly by clients, which can be used to help assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of programs.Origin:Home and Community Care (HACC) Data Dictionary Version 1.0, 1998.Comments:This is a client ...
  • Housing assistance: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Assistance request reason
Glossary Item
The reason(s) why a person has sought or requires assistance from an agency.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:To better identify the needs of clients, to identify needs that are not being met and to target assistance to clients more effectively.Comments:A person may seek or require assistance for a number of reasons, some of which are the immediate presenting reason, while others will be underlying or longer term ...
  • Housing assistance: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
  • Homelessness: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Assistance with activities and participation
Glossary Item
The help that a person receives or needs from another person, because of their difficulty in performing an activity or in participating in an area of life.
Further information on the ICF can be found in the ICF itself and the ICF Australian User Guide (AIHW 2003) and the following websites• WHO ICF websitehttp://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en • Australian Collaborating Centre ICF websitehttp://www.aihw.gov.au/disability/icf/index.html This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the ... Context:'Assistance' is an important subset of Environmental factors that may facilitate (or hinder) the activities or participation of people with disability. Assistance is a key policy and service component in the disability and aged care services field in Australia. Further, it is recognised in the ICF as a crucial factor ...
  • Health: Standard
  • Community Services: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Glossary Item
A national register that records vaccinations given to children under seven years of age.
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-childhood-immunisation-registerThis content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:The Immunisation Register only records vaccinations given from 1 January 1996.
  • National Health Performance Authority: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:14 a.m.
Average for the counting period
Glossary Item
The average for the counting period is calculated by summing all the individual counts and dividing it by the number of periods for which a count was taken. For the reporting year, if a count was taken n times, the average is calculated as the SUM (Count1 + Count2 + ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 4:03 a.m.
Birthweight
Glossary Item
The first weight of the fetus or baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than ...
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence. Context:PerinatalOrigin:International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, WHO, 1992Comments:The definitions of low, very low, and extremely low birthweight do not constitute mutually exclusive categories. Below the set limits they are all-inclusive and therefore overlap (i.e. low includes very low and extremely low, while very low includes extremely ...
  • Health: Standard
Aug. 7, 2018, 3:59 a.m.