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Non-admitted patient service event—first service event indicator, yes/no code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFirst service event indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term596610
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/10/2020
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was the first service event for a particular patient, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Non-admitted patient service event—first service event indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termFirst service event indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term596518
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/10/2020
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was the first service event for a specific patient.

Object class:Help on this termNon-admitted patient service event
Property:Help on this termFirst service event indicator

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Measurement of Access Time to Elective Surgery (MATES) Working Group

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Yes/no code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270732
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/05/2020
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 22/01/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing 'yes' and 'no'.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record whether the non-admitted patient service event is the first non-admitted patient service event for a specific patient at this non-admitted patient service, following a service request.

Service requests include:

  • formal referral from a health-care provider, such as a general practitioner or specialist, or from a hospital, such as an emergency department, and
  • self-referral or attendance at a walk-in clinic.

CODE 1   Yes

Includes all first non-admitted patient service events, including reviews when they are initiated through a new service request.

If the service request is for services from multiple non-admitted patient services, irrespective of whether the patient has attended another non-admitted patient service, if it is the patient's first service event with this non-admitted patient service, a Yes should be recorded.

CODE 2   No

Includes non-admitted patient service events that involve follow up or clinical review service events that occur without a new service request.

A No should be recorded for a service event:

  • following a service request made solely to enable the continuation of non-admitted patient services because an earlier service request has expired; and
  • where a first service event was recorded following the earlier service request.
Comments:Help on this term

Treatment under a service request involves a first non-admitted patient service and any continuing management/treatment/review up to the stage where the patient is discharged from the care of the non-admitted patient service.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Measurement of Access Time to Elective Surgery (MATES) Working Group

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Superseded 20/10/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021

DSS specific attributes +
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