Outpatient clinic service
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 04/07/2007|
An examination, consultation, treatment or other service provided to non-admitted non-emergency patients in a specialty unit or under an organisational arrangement administered by a hospital.
|Context:||Non-admitted patient service activity, excluding emergency department. Does not include services provided through community health settings (such as community and child health centre).|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This glossary item relates to activity of a clinic. See the Outpatient Care National Minimum Data Set Scope statement for observations about use of the term ‘clinic’ in hospitals.
Source and reference attributes
Outpatient NMDS Development Working Group 2004.
NCCH consultants report to Outpatients NMDS Development Working Group, September 2004.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Outpatient clinic service Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Establishment—outpatient clinic type Health, Superseded 04/07/2007
Establishment—outpatient clinic type, code N[N] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007
Outpatient clinic type code N[N] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007