Establishment—number of group session occasions of service for non-admitted patients (pharmacy), total N[NNNNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Group sessions—pharmacy|
|Synonymous names:||Type of non-admitted patient care - pharmacy group sessions|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
The total number of occasions of examination, consultation, treatment or other services provided as group sessions to non-admitted patients in the pharmacy unit of an establishment.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of group session occasions of service for non-admitted patients|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Group session|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Those drugs dispensed/administered in other departments such as the emergency or outpatient are to be counted by the respective department.
Each group is to be counted once, irrespective of size or the number of staff providing services.
A patient who first contacts the hospital and receives non-admitted care, for example through emergency departments, and is subsequently admitted, should have both components of care enumerated separately. Where possible, non-admitted occasions of service that are provided to patients who are subsequently admitted should be identified as a subset of the total occasions of service.
|Collection methods:||At present, occasions of service to groups are counted in an inconsistent manner. The numbers of occasions of service should be collected for both individual and group sessions for public psychiatric hospitals and alcohol and drug hospitals.|
This metadata item is derived from metadata items that are not currently specified in METeOR, but which are recorded in various ways by hospitals/outpatient departments. Examples include identifiers of individual consultations/visits, and diagnostic tests.
This metadata item identifies types of services provided to non-admitted patients in different institutional ways in different systems. It is not a summary casemix classification.
The list of Type of non-admitted patient care categories was to be developed using typical functional units or cost centres within existing institutions. These would include designated wards or departments and specialised clinics. Although the current statistical/financial returns submitted to the various health authorities by their hospitals do not provide a minimum subset, an effort has been made to define the categories in respect to those areas commonly collected. Many functional units provide services to both admitted patients and non-admitted patients, for example pathology. Only occasions of service for non-admitted patients should be included in this section.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National minimum data set working parties|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Group sessions, version 1, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB)
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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