Appointment—new/follow-up appointment, code AAA
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Appointment type code|
|Registration status:||WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015|
|Definition:||The code that distinguishes between an appointment for a new health issue not previously addressed at the same clinical service and a follow-up appointment for a repeat health issue.|
|Data Element Concept:||Appointment—new/follow-up appointment|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data element is used to determine a non-admitted patient service event.
All codes in the value domain are in-scope for this purpose, with the exception of NCE (Non-Client Event / Chart Only).
Non-Client Event / Chart Only refers to an appointment time that a clinician has set aside to review a patient's chart, without the patient being present. This type of appointment does not meet the criteria for a non-admitted patient service event since there is no interaction between the clinician and the patient.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Appointment—new/follow-up appointment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017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