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Service contact—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health care group session indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termMental health care group service event flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term614203
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017
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An indicator of whether a health service contact was delivered in a group, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Service contact—group session status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Yes

This code indicates care that has been provided to two or more patients by the same healthcare provider(s) at the same time. 

A group must have two or more persons attending in the capacity of patients in their own right.

One service event is recorded for each patient who attends a group session.

Spouses, parents or carers attending the session are counted for the group session only if they are also participating in the service as a patient (see definition of a service event).

A group session may be delivered by more than one provider. This may be multidisciplinary care within one clinic appointment as part of a group, e.g. a group session jointly delivered by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.

In practice, this should be interpreted to mean that patients are receiving precisely the same services. For example:

  • Patients may be part of a movement or hydrotherapy class where all participants are following the same intervention at the same time.
  • Patients attending education sessions at chemotherapy or dialysis clinics are group sessions, if two or more people are receiving the same services at the same time.

CODE 2   No

This code indicates that care was delivered to the patient as an individual. An individual service event is provided to one person by one or more healthcare providers. For example:

  • Where a clinician works one-on-one with several different patients in the same space over a period of time but each patient is following their own personalised program (for example, where several patients are scheduled to use the physiotherapy gym at once).
  • Where multiple persons, such as several family members and carers, meet with a clinician to discuss one patient only.
  • Patients attending for treatment at a dialysis or a chemotherapy clinic are receiving individual services.
Collection methods:Help on this term

For the purposes of activity based funding reporting, this data item can be derived from existing data elements.

Ambulatory specialised- This data element can be derived from Mental health service contact- session type, code N

Ambulatory non-specialised- This data element can be derived from Non-admitted patient service event- group session indicator, yes/no code N.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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See also Appointment—group session indicator, yes/no code N WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

See also Mental health service contact—session type, code N Health, Superseded 02/02/2016

See also Non-admitted patient event—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Has been superseded by Service contact—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

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