Appointment—appointment attendance, (derived) code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Appointment attendance code
Synonymous names:APP_ATTENDANCE_CODE
METeOR identifier:607062
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

A code that is derived from other service characteristics and distinguishes between appointments where the patient attends and those where the patient is not present.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—attendance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
DNADid not attend
DNWDid not wait to be seen
NCENon-client event
Supplementary values:
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element is used to determine a non-admitted patient service event

Collection methods:

The appointment attendance code is derived from the appointment outcome code.

The following appointment outcome codes are mapped to an appointment attendance code of ATT (Attended), UNK (Unknown) or NSP (Not specified) and are therefore in the scope of a non-admitted patient service event:



ADM Admit to ward

ARV Arrived

COU Counselling of relatives

DIS Discharge from clinic

PRI Private referral

RAS Refer other specialty

REA Reappoint

RED Refer to emergency department

REV Further review

RGP Referred back to General Practitioner

ROH Refer other hospital

RTW Return to ward

RWL Refer inpatient waitlist

ATT Attended
UNK Unknown UNK Unknown
NSP Not specified NSP Not specified


All remaining appointment outcome codes indicate that the appointment is not a non-admitted patient service event and are mapped to the following appointment attendance codes:



CAN Cancelled

DEC Deceased in clinic

DIE Deceased

PAE Patient arrived in error

PAL Patient late not seen

PDA Patient did not attend

DNA Did not attend
PLN Patient left not seen DNW Did not wait
CON Chart only NCE Non-client event


Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Appointment—appointment attendance, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Is formed using Appointment—appointment outcome, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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