Establishment—number of group sessions, total N[NNNNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of group sessions|
|Synonymous names:||Group occasions of service|
|Definition:||The total number of groups of patients receiving services. Each group is to be counted once, irrespective of the size of the group of patients or the number of staff providing services.|
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of group sessions|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Group session|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A group is defined as two or more patients receiving the same services at the same time from the same hospital staff at the same clinics.
The following guides for use apply:
|Collection methods:||Where a patient receives multidisciplinary care within one booked clinic appointment as part of a group, one group session shall be recorded, regardless of the number of providers involved. For example, if a group session is jointly delivered by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist, one group session is counted for the patients attending that session.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Non-admitted patient NMDS Development Working Party, 2006|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Establishment—number of group sessions, total N[NNNNN]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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