Elective surgery code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing types of elective surgery.
Collection and usage attributes
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The purpose of this data element is to capture the surgical specialty of the surgeon who will perform the procedure, rather than the type of patient or the nature of the surgery to be performed.
CODE 11 Other
All other surgical specialties not otherwise listed.
The above surgical categories are consistent with the specialties recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (available at http://www.surgeons.org/surgical-specialties/), and as included in the National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline-April 2015 (the Guideline). The Guideline can be accessed using the link in Reference documents.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
COAG Health Council 2015. National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline - April 2015. Viewed 28 October 2015, http://www.coaghealthcouncil.gov.au/Publications/Reports/
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Supersedes Elective surgery code NN
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