Health Thesaurus

The Health Thesaurus is a list of subject terms covering concepts of interest to the Department and is a basis for common terminology across the Department. Healthdirect Australia manages and maintains this resource.

Page last updated: 10 October 2016

Within the Department the Thesaurus has been used for the subject metadata element for the Departmental internet.

The Thesaurus can be used for classification or indexing of all types of documents and files, from personal files to corporate databases, and hence to assist in retrieval of corporate information. It is also used in Document management and Record management systems.

The Australian Health Thesaurus is managed by Healthdirect Australia and is available from the Healthdirect website which includes an online version of the Health Thesaurus.