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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040922 v3
Data Element
Data Element
The date on which an individual healthcare provider commenced practising in an identified occupation.
Provider occupation start date
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The Healthcare provider individual-occupation start date must:
- be less than or equal to the Healthcare provider individual-occupation end date;
- be a valid date;
- be collected for each Healthcare provider individual-occupation category (self-identified) (ANZSCO 2013, 1st edn, v1.2) recorded.
If the date is estimated in some way, it is recommended that the data element Date accuracy indicator also be recorded at the time of record creation to flag the accuracy of the data.

For data integrity, data exchange, future data analysis and/or manipulation of data from diverse sources the Date accuracy indicator MUST be used in conjunction with the Provider occupation start date in all instances to ensure accuracy.
Other References:
- AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia.
- AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2006, Sydney: Standards Australia.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementHealthcare provider individual-occupation start dateQH 040922 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementHealthcare provider individual-occupation category (self-identified) (ANZSCO 2013, 1st edn, v1.2)QH 040920 Version 3Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementHealthcare provider individual-occupation end dateQH 040921 Version 3Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


No Metadata Items
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data element: Individual service provider-occupation start date, DDMMYYYY, identifier 523971, health standard 05/10/2016 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/523971/meteorItemView/long