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Definition

An indicator of whether a person has received a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (Item 715), as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes

Comments

Guide for use:

CODE 1 Yes

A person has received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715).

CODE 2 No

A person has not received an MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715).

Origin:

Department of Health and Ageing 2011. Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715), Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, viewed 27/05/2011,
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/
C0D3F93D216CBEC2CA25771C000079D0/$File/6462(1004)
%20Health%20Assessment%20Item%20Fact%20Sheet%20SCREEN.pdf

Comments:

The MBS Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715) is used to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessment includes an assessment of the patient’s health, including their physical, psychological and social wellbeing. It also assesses what preventive health care, education and other assistance should be offered to the patient to improve their health and wellbeing.

References

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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 2
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 4
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0