Outpatient clinic type code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||The code set representing the nature of service provided by an organisational unit or organisational arrangement through which a hospital provides outpatient clinic services.|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
In most cases, reference to the Tier 2 guide will be adequate to map a hospital's clinics to the data domain. If not, general principles for mapping existing clinics to the data domain should take account of (a) the nature of the specialty, (b) patient characteristics, e.g. age, and (c) the field of practice of the service provider.
In paediatric hospitals, the full range of clinic types should be used.
CODE 1 Allied Health
Includes clinics specified in mapping list above run solely by these Allied Health (AH) professionals Example: A speech Pathologist conducting a clinic with booked patients for speech pathology services.
Excludes services provided by AH professionals in clinics classified in codes 2-23. Example: a physiotherapist running a cardiac rehabilitation clinic is classified to the Cardiology Clinic (see code 5).
CODE 2 Dental
CODE 3 Gynaecology
CODE 4 Obstetrics
Excludes gestational diabetes (see code 6).
CODE 5 Cardiology
Excludes cardiac catheterisation (see code 22).
CODE 6 Endocrinology
CODE 7 Oncology
Excludes chemotherapy (see code 20).
Excludes gynaecological oncology (see code 3).
CODE 8 Respiratory
CODE 9 Gastroenterology
Excludes endoscopy (see code 13).
CODE 10 Medical
CODE 11 General practice/primary care
Excludes Medicare billable patients; defined specialty general practice clinics only.
CODE 12 Paediatric
In paediatric hospitals the full range of service types should be used. That is, paediatric medical should be reported as medical and paediatric surgery should be reported as surgery.
CODE 13 Endoscopy
Includes all occasions of service to non admitted patients for endoscopy including cystoscopy, gastroscopy, oesophagoscopy, duodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, laryngoscopy, sigmoidoscopy.
Where one of these procedures is carried out in a ward or clinic classified elsewhere, for example in the emergency department, the occasion is to be included under endoscopy and related procedures, and to be excluded from the other category. Care must be taken to ensure procedures or admitted patients are excluded from this category.
CODE 14 Plastic surgery
CODE 15 Urology
Includes urodynamic measurement and IVPs.
CODE 16 Orthopaedic surgery
CODE 17 Ophthalmology
CODE 18 Ear, nose and throat
CODE 19 Pre-admission and pre-anaesthesia
CODE 20 Chemotherapy
Includes all forms of chemotherapy provided to non-admitted patients.
CODE 21 Dialysis
Includes renal dialysis education.
CODE 22 Surgery
CODE 23 Paediatric surgery
In paediatric hospitals the full range of service types should be used. That is, paediatric medicine should be reported as medical and paediatric surgery should be reported as surgery.
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||National Centre for Classification in Health consultant's report to Outpatients National Minimum Data Set Development Working Group, September 2004.|
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