Appointment—appointment reason, code AAA
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Appointment reason code|
|Registration status:||WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017|
The purpose of the appointment, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Appointment—appointment reason|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017