Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.1, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 01 June 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2015). National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.1. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.1. AIHW, 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.1. Canberra: AIHW; 2015.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2015, National Health Data Dictionary: version 16.1, AIHW, Canberra.
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The National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) provides national data standards for the health sector. This version (Version 16.1) reflects changes to data standards between May 2012 and the end of June 2013. Six national minimum data sets, 5 data set specifications, 61 data elements, 4 classification schemes and 5 glossary items have been added to the NHDD. Eighteen national minimum data sets, 15 data set specifications, 89 data elements, 6 classification schemes and 5 glossary items have been superseded or retired since the previous version of the NHDD (Version 16) was published.
To support the use of this publication, the NHDD version 16.1 has been divided into 4 chapters:
Data elements are assigned both a short name and a technical name. Both the short name and the technical name will be unique to the data element. The short name is the designation by which the data element is commonly known. The technical name reflects the metadata that combine to form the data element, and is based on the second edition of the international standard International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission 11179 Metadata Registries (ISO/IEC 11179). For example, the data element technically named ‘Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY’ is commonly referred to as ‘Date of birth’. The data elements section of Chapter 3 is organised by short name, with Chapter 4 providing an alternative listing (with corresponding page numbers) by technical name.
Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols
End matter: List of tables; Related publications
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