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Outpatient clinic service

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327310
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/07/2007
Definition:Help on this term

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:Help on this termNon-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:Help on this term

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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Outpatient NMDS Development Working Group 2004.

Origin:Help on this term

NCCH consultants report to Outpatients NMDS Development Working Group, September 2004.

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Has been superseded by Outpatient clinic service Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Establishment—outpatient clinic type Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Establishment—outpatient clinic type, code N[N] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Outpatient clinic type code N[N] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

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