Elective surgery code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Definition:||A code set representing types of elective surgery.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Comments:||The above classifications are consistent with the Recommended Medical Specialties and Qualifications agreed by the National Specialist Qualification Advisory Committee of Australia, September 1993. Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery. The Royal Australian College of Surgeons has a training program for vascular surgeons. The specialties listed above refer to the surgical component of these specialties - ear, nose and throat surgery refers to the surgical component of the specialty otolaryngology; gynaecology refers to the gynaecological surgical component of obstetrics and gynaecology; ophthalmology refers to the surgical component of the specialty (patients awaiting argon laser phototherapy are not included).|
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Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN
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