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Establishment—number of group sessions, total N[NNNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of group sessions
Synonymous names:Help on this termGroup occasions of service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term336900
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/07/2007
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 30/07/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of groups of patients receiving services. Each group is to be counted once, irrespective of the size of the group of patients or the number of staff providing services.
Data Element Concept:Establishment—number of group sessions

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termGroup session

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A group is defined as two or more patients receiving the same services at the same time from the same hospital staff at the same clinics.

The following guides for use apply:

  • a group session is counted only for two or more patients attending in the capacity of patients in their own right, even if other non-patient persons are present for the service.
  • Spouses, parents or carers attending the session are counted for the group session only if they are also participating in the service as a patient.
  • A group session is counted for staff attending clinics only if they are attending as a patient in their own right. Staff training and education is excluded.
  • A group session may be delivered by more than one provider. A group session is counted for two or more patients receiving the same services, even if more than one provider delivers that service simultaneously.
  • Patients attending for treatment at a dialysis or a chemotherapy clinic are receiving individual services. Patients attending education sessions at chemotherapy or dialysis clinics are counted as group sessions, if two or more people are receiving the same services at the same time.
Collection methods:Help on this termWhere a patient receives multidisciplinary care within one booked clinic appointment as part of a group, one group session shall be recorded, regardless of the number of providers involved. For example, if a group session is jointly delivered by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist, one group session is counted for the patients attending that session.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNon-admitted patient NMDS Development Working Party, 2006

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Supersedes Establishment—number of group sessions, total N[NNNNN] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care aggregate DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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Non-admitted patient aggregate activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

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Non-admitted patient care aggregate NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Outpatient care NMDS 2007-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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