Clinical urgency code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:598026
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/06/2015
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

A code set representing the clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires a procedure.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1Procedures that are clinically indicated within 30 days
2Procedures that are clinically indicated within 90 days
3Procedures that are clinically indicated within 365 days

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Reference documents:

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2013. National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories: proposal for the Standing Council on Health. Cat. no. HSE 138. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 July 2015.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Clinical urgency code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N Health, Standard 12/06/2015
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018