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Non-admitted patient service event

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termObject Class
Synonymous names:Help on this termService event
METeOR identifier:Help on this term583996
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 22/11/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn interaction between one or more healthcare provider(s) with one non-admitted patient, which must contain therapeutic/clinical content and result in a dated entry in the patient's medical record.
Context:Help on this term

Jurisdiction, Local Hospital Network or Hospital non-admitted patient care:

This definition applies to non-admitted patients of a jurisdiction, Local Hospital Network or Hospital and includes all in-scope non-admitted services funded or managed by a jurisdiction, Local Hospital Network or hospital.

Specialisation of:Help on this termService/care event

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Non-admitted patient (NAP) data set is intended to capture instances of healthcare provision from the point of view of the patient. This may be for assessment, examination, consultation, treatment and/or education.

One service event is recorded for each interaction, regardless of the number of healthcare providers present.

Events broken in time:

The period of interaction can be broken but still regarded as one service event if it was intended to be unbroken in time. This covers those circumstances in which treatment during a service event is temporarily interrupted for unexpected reasons, for example, a healthcare provider is called to assess another patient who requires more urgent care. Where a healthcare provider is unable to complete the interaction, it is considered to be a service event only if the definition of service event (above) is met.

Setting:

Service events can occur in an outpatient clinic or other setting. 

Mode:

Service events delivered via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (including but not limited to telephone and where the patient is participating via a video link) are included if:

  • they are a substitute for a face-to-face service event, and
  • the definition of a service event (above) is met.

Accompanied patients:

If a patient is accompanied by a carer/relative, or the carer/relative acts on behalf of the patient with or without the patient present (e.g. the mother of a two-year-old patient, or the carer for an incapacitated patient), only the patient’s service event is recorded unless the carer/relative interaction meets the definition of a service event (above).

Note: carer refers to an informal carer only.

Service events delivered in groups:

Care provided to two or more patients by the same service provider(s) at the same time can also be referred to as a group session.

One service event is recorded for each patient who attends a group session regardless of the number of healthcare providers present, where the definition of a service event (above) is met.

Service requests:

A service event is the result of a service request (including formal referral and self-referral or attendance at a walk-in clinic).

Activities which do not meet the definition of a service event include:

  • Work-related services provided in clinics for staff.
  • Non-attendances for a booked outpatient or booked outpatient services that did not go ahead.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Establishment—number of group session non-admitted patient service events Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

See also Establishment—number of group session non-admitted patient service events Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

See also Establishment—number of group session non-admitted patient service events, total service events N[NNNNNN] Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

See also Establishment—number of individual session non-admitted patient service events Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

See also Establishment—number of individual session non-admitted patient service events Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

See also Establishment—number of individual session non-admitted patient service events, total service events N[NNNNNN] Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient service event Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 28/10/2017, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Non-admitted patient service event Health, Superseded 13/11/2014, Tasmanian Health, Archived 23/11/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

See also Number of group session non-admitted patient service events Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

See also Number of individual session non-admitted patient service events Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

See also Number of individual session non-admitted patient service events Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient service event—care type Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—multiple health care provider indicator Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 16/09/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—non-admitted service type Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 23/11/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—outpatient appointment status Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 23/11/2016

Non-admitted patient service event—outpatient clinic type Health, Standard 06/10/2010
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Non-admitted patient service event—service date Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/11/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery setting Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient service event—service time Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/11/2016

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