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Non-admitted patient event—group session status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGroup session status
Synonymous names:Help on this termGroup service event flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term650414
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
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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

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
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9Not stated/inadequately described

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element 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:

  • 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.

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.

Setting:

Service events can occur in an outpatient clinic or other setting. 

Mode:

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:

  • they are a substitute for a face-to-face service event, and
  • the definition of a service event (above) is met.

Accompanied patients:

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.

Service requests:

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:

  • Work-related services provided in clinics for staff.
  • Non-attendances for a booked outpatient or booked outpatient services that did not go ahead.

Source and reference attributes

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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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, Standard 25/01/2018

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:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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