Non-admitted patient event—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Group session status|
|Synonymous names:||Group service event flag|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 25/01/2018|
An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was delivered in a group, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Non-admitted patient service event—group session status|
Value domain attributes
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
This code is not for use in primary data collections.
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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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:
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:
The Non-admitted patient (NAP) data set is intended to capture instances of healthcare provision from the point of view of the patient. This may be for assessment, examination, consultation, treatment and/or education.
One service event is recorded for each interaction, regardless of the number of healthcare providers present.
Events broken in time:
The period of interaction can be broken but still regarded as one service event if it was intended to be unbroken in time. This covers those circumstances in which treatment during a service event is temporarily interrupted for unexpected reasons, for example, a healthcare provider is called to assess another patient who requires more urgent care. Where a healthcare provider is unable to complete the interaction, it is considered to be a service event only if the definition of service event (above) is met.
Service events can occur in an outpatient clinic or other setting.
Service events delivered via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (including but not limited to telephone and where the patient is participating via a video link) are included if:
If a patient is accompanied by a carer/relative, or the carer/relative acts on behalf of the patient with or without the patient present (e.g. the mother of a two-year-old patient, or the carer for an incapacitated patient), only the patient’s service event is recorded unless the carer/relative interaction meets the definition of a service event (above).
Note: carer refers to an informal carer only.
Service events delivered in groups:
Care provided to two or more patients by the same service provider(s) at the same time can also be referred to as a group session.
One service event is recorded for each patient who attends a group session regardless of the number of healthcare providers present, where the definition of a service event (above) is met.
A service event is the result of a service request (including formal referral and self-referral or attendance at a walk-in clinic).
Activities which do not meet the definition of a service event include:
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
|Related metadata references:|
See also Appointment—group session indicator, yes/no code N WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Supersedes Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 05/02/2021
See also Service contact—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
See also Service contact—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018