Appointment—clinical priority access criteria, code AAA
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Appointment CPAC code|
|Registration status:||WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015|
|Definition:||The code that represents the priority of a patient for referral to their first outpatient appointment, based on a clinical assessment of their medical condition.|
|Data Element Concept:||Appointment—clinical priority access criteria|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Clinical Priority Access Criteria (CPAC) guidelines have been specifically written for General Practitioners (GPs) when referring patients for outpatient care.
CPAC is used by GPs to select and prioritise patients for referral to outpatient services in WA hospitals for first specialist assessment, based on the referral recommendations for the patient's clinical condition.
CPAC enables GPs to provide more comprehensive information with each new referral to a hospital specialist. The timeframes that define a routine, semi-urgent or urgent clinical condition are specific to the medical specialty. Each specialty will have their own referral recommendations.
|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
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017