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Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGroup session indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termGroup service event flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term400662
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 13/11/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
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An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was delivered in a group, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient service event—group session status

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
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9Not stated/inadequately described

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

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Yes - Group service event

'Yes' indicates care that has been provided to two or more patients by the same healthcare provider(s) at the same time. 

A group must have two or more persons attending in the capacity of patients in their own right.

One service event is recorded for each patient who attends a group session.

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 (see definition of a service event).

A group session may be delivered by more than one provider. This may be multidisciplinary care within one clinic appointment as part of a group, e.g. a group session jointly delivered by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.

In practice, this should be interpreted to mean that patients are receiving precisely the same services. For example:

  • Patients may be part of a movement or hydrotherapy class where all participants are following the same intervention at the same time.
  • Patients attending education sessions at chemotherapy or dialysis clinics are group sessions, if two or more people are receiving the same services at the same time.

No - Individual service event

'No' indicates that care was delivered to the patient as an individual. An individual service event is provided to one person by one or more healthcare providers. For example:

  • Where a clinician works one-on-one with several different patients in the same space over a period of time but each patient is following their own personalised program (for example, where several patients are scheduled to use the physiotherapy gym at once).
  • Where multiple persons, such as several family members and carers, meet with a clinician to discuss one patient only.
  • Patients attending for treatment at a dialysis or a chemotherapy clinic are receiving individual services.

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See also Appointment—group session indicator, yes/no code N WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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

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Non-admitted patient activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/10/2012

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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