Table 2

Operationalisation of indications

IndicationExamples of source and definitions that may be operationalised
CancerDefined via Cancer registry: solid cancers classified via ICD-10 Haematopoietic neoplasms82; kaposi sarcomas classified according to ICD for Oncology third edition.83
Back/neck painDefined via MBS/PBS/EDDC/APC/APDC. APC/APDC: ICD-10 codes M54.82
Rheumatoid arthritisDefined via MBS/PBS/EDDC/APC/APDC. APC/APDC: ICD-10 codes M05 and M06.82
Other pain conditionsDefined via MBS/PBS/EDDC/APC/APDC. APC/APDC: ICD-10 codes will be grouped into categories in line with previous work.34
Traffic/other injuriesDefined via EDDC/APC/APDC. APDC: ICD-10 codes V00-V89.82
  • APC, Australian Capital Territory Admitted Patient Care; APDC, New South Wales Admitted Patients Data Collection; EDDC, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Emergency Department Data Collections; ICD-10, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision; MBS, Medical Benefits Scheme; PBS, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.