Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type, code NNN.NNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Clinic NMDS Tier 1 code|
The organisational unit or organisational arrangement through which a hospital provides a service to a non-admitted patient, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Clinic NMDS Tier 1 code|
|Maximum character length:||7|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data element is used to determine a non-admitted patient service event.
Services that are out of the scope of a non-admitted patent service event include non-clinical care, ancillary services and services provided in community health settings (e.g. community and child health centres).
For this reason, the following local NAPAAWL codes are excluded from counts of non-admitted patient service events:
All other NMDS Tier 1 codes are in the scope of a non-admitted patient service event.
This data element is also used to derive the appointment mental health indicator. Appointments with a value of 080, 080.000 or 080.001 (Psychiatry) for the NMDS Tier 1 code will be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the appointment mental health indicator.
All other NMDS Tier 1 codes are not classified as a specialised mental health service although an appointment may still be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the appointment mental health indicator on the basis of the clinic category code or NHCDC Tier 2 code.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type, code NNN.NNN
Is used in the formation of Appointment—mental health indicator, (derived) yes/no code A
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