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Appointment—new/follow-up appointment, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAppointment type code
Synonymous names:Help on this termAPP_TYPE_CODE
METeOR identifier:Help on this term607093
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The code that distinguishes between an appointment for a new health issue not previously addressed at the same clinical service and a follow-up appointment for a repeat health issue.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—new/follow-up appointment

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
ValueMeaning
NEWNew appointment
FOLFollow-up appointment
NCENon-client event / Chart only
Supplementary values:Help on this term
OTHOther
NSPNot specified
UNKUnknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

All codes in the value domain are in the scope of a non-admitted patient service event, with the exception of NCE (Non-Client Event / Chart Only).

Non-Client Event / Chart Only refers to an appointment time that a clinician has set aside to review a patient's chart, without the patient being present. This type of appointment does not meet the criteria for a non-admitted patient service event since there is no interaction between the clinician and the patient.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Appointment—new/follow-up appointment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

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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