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Appointment—clinical priority access criteria, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAppointment CPAC code
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561438
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe 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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
ROURoutine
SEMSemi-urgent
URGUrgent
Supplementary values:Help on this term
NSPNot specified
UNKUnknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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