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
Definition:

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
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
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. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543979

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Supersedes Clinical urgency code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016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