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Appointment—clinic category for appointment, code AAA{A}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termClinic category code
Synonymous names:Help on this termCLINIC_CATEGORY_CODE
METeOR identifier:Help on this term643409
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
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The code that identifies the specialty of the clinic where the appointment occurs.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—clinic category for appointment

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA{A}
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element is used to derive the mental health indicator. A value of Y (Yes) will be assigned to the mental health indicator for appointments with the following clinic category codes: APSY, CPSY, MPO1, MPO2, MPSY, NMPC, NMPL, ONPS, ONPY, PCOL, PSCD, PSCL, PSDC, PSED, PSGP, PSGV, PSOP, PSOS, PSTC, PSYC, PSYD, PSYE, PSYF, PSYG, PSYH, PSYL, PSYM, PSYN, PSYP, PSYR, PSYS, PSYT, PSYZ, PSG, PSY or PYO. 


All other clinic category codes are not classified as a specialised mental health service although an appointment may still be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the mental health indicator on the basis of the NMDS Tier 1 code or NHCDC Tier 2 code.

Relational attributes

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Is used in the formation of Appointment—mental health indicator, (derived) yes/no code A WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Supersedes Clinic—clinic category, code AAA{A} 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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