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Appointment—appointment reason, code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAppointment reason code
Synonymous names:Help on this termAPP_REASON_CODE
METeOR identifier:Help on this term663471
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The purpose of the appointment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Appointment—appointment reason

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
CHRChart review
OPMOngoing patient management
RETResearch trial
TRETreatment / Intervention
Supplementary values:Help on this term
NSPNot specified

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The code OPM (ongoing patient management) can only be assigned to appointments where the referral was created in TOPAS or webPAS. The OPM code can be used when a referral is received by a Health Service for ongoing management of the same condition.

Using this code will indicate that this appointment is not the first appointment for that referral and will enable the referral and appointment information to be excluded from any data that is used in reporting outpatient waiting times for the first attended appointment.

Relational attributes

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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