Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Appointment care type code|
|Synonymous names:||APP_CARE_TYPE_CODE; CARE_TYPE|
The code that identifies the nature, acuity and intensity of care provided to a patient at an appointment.
|Data Element Concept:||Appointment—care type|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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This data item is a mandatory item for national reporting against the data element:
Local codes are mapped to national codes for reporting purposes.
The local version of care type has the synonymous name APP_CARE_TYPE_CODE.
The nationally reported version has the synonymous name CARE_TYPE.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Non-admitted patient service event—care type, (derived) code N
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