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Appointment—care type, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAppointment care type code
Synonymous names:Help on this termAPP_CARE_TYPE_CODE; CARE_TYPE
METeOR identifier:Help on this term606288
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
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The code that identifies the nature, acuity and intensity of care provided to a patient at an appointment.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—care type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
GERGeriatric evaluation and management
Supplementary values:Help on this term
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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This data item is a mandatory item for national reporting against the data element:

Non-admitted patient service event-care type, (derived) code N


Local codes are mapped to national codes for reporting purposes.


Local codes (NAPAAWL) codes

National codes

REH Rehabilitation

PAL Palliative

GER Geriatric evaluation and management 

PSY Psychogeriatric

1 Rehabilitation

2 Palliative

3 Geriatric evaluation and management 

4 Psychogeriatric

OTH Other

NSP Not specified

UNK Unknown

8 Other/Unknown


The local version of care type has the synonymous name APP_CARE_TYPE_CODE.

The nationally reported version has the synonymous name CARE_TYPE.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Appointment—care type, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

Supersedes Appointment—care type, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

See also Non-admitted patient service event—care type, (derived) code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017

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