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Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type, code NNN.NNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termClinic NMDS Tier 1 code
Synonymous names:Help on this termCLI_NMDS_TYPE_CODE
METeOR identifier:Help on this term663273
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
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The organisational unit or organisational arrangement through which a hospital provides a service to a non-admitted patient, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Clinic—outpatient clinic tier 1 type

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNN.NNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term7

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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

Services that are out of the scope of a non-admitted patent service event include non-clinical care, ancillary services and services provided in community health settings (e.g. community and child health centres).

For this reason, the following local NAPAAWL codes are excluded from counts of non-admitted patient service events:

 

Clinic NMDS Tier 1 (NAPAAWL codes)

000.000 Non-clinical care

070.000 Community / Home care

070.001 Community / Home care

080.000 Psychiatry

080.001 Psychiatry

085.000 Drug and Alcohol

085.001 Drug and Alcohol

090.000 Diagnostic Imaging / Radiology

090.001 Diagnostic Imaging / Radiology

091.000 Pathology

091.001 Pathology

092.000 Pharmacy

092.001 Pharmacy

099.000 Non-clinical Home and Community Care (HACC)

 

All other NMDS Tier 1 codes are in the scope of a non-admitted patient service event.

This data element is also used to derive the appointment mental health indicator. Appointments with a value of 080, 080.000 or 080.001 (Psychiatry) for the NMDS Tier 1 code will be assigned a value of Y (Yes) for the appointment mental health indicator.

 

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