Appointment—appointment attendance, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Appointment attendance code
Synonymous names:APP_ATTENDANCE_CODE
METeOR identifier:497008
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:The code that distinguishes between appointments where the patient attends and those where the patient is not present.
Data Element Concept:Appointment—attendance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
DNADid not attend
DNWDid not wait to be seen
NCENon-client event
Supplementary values:
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element is used to determine a non-admitted patient service event

The following types of attendances are in scope of a service event:


Code Label
ATT Attended
UNK Unknown


The remaining attendance codes represent appointments where the patient is not present and thus they do not satisfy the criteria for a non-admitted patient service event:


Code Label
DNA Did not attend
DNW Did not wait to be seen
NCE Non-client event
NSP Not specified

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Appointment—appointment attendance, (derived) code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015