Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||First service event indicator|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/10/2020|
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:||Non-admitted patient service event—first service event indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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:
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:
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
Measurement of Access Time to Elective Surgery (MATES) Working Group
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Superseded 20/10/2021
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021