Establishment—number of occasions of service, total N[NNNNNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Total occasions of service|
|Definition:||The total number of occasions of examination, consultation, treatment or other service provided to a patient.|
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of occasions of service|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||7|
|Unit of measure:||Occasion of service|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||May apply to imaging, pathology and/or pharmacy services, according to relevant National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) specifications. Each diagnostic test or simultaneous set of related diagnostic tests for the one patient referred to a hospital pathology department consists of one occasion of service.|
This data element must be collected in conjunction with outpatient clinic type.
Data compiled from service or clinic activity records.
Outpatient Care NMDS the following guides for use also apply:
|Comments:||Replaces Occasions of Service version 1, generalising its applicability to encompass the Outpatient Care NMDS, commencing 1 July 2005.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National minimum data set working parties, including Outpatient NMDS Working Group 2004.|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Establishment—number of occasions of service, total N[NNNNNN]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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