Non-admitted patient service request—service request source, code N.N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Service request source
METeOR identifier:679552
Registration status:Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Definition:

The person or organisation that requests a service for a non-admitted patient from a healthcare provider, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient service request—service request source

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:N.N
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
THIS HOSPITAL
1.1 Other outpatient clinic
1.2 Emergency department
1.3 Elsewhere in this hospital
2.0Other hospital
NON-HOSPITAL
3.1 General practice
3.2 Specialist practice
3.3 Other non-hospital
4.0Self
Supplementary values:
9.9Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Service requests include both referral (e.g. a written referral from a general practitioner), and other informal requests for service (e.g. self-referral for an unplanned 'walk-in' service).

The service request should not be from another provider within the same outpatient clinic but from an organisation external to the outpatient clinic.

A client/patient may be referred (by Unit A) for services to an organisation that has multiple registered health service units. That client/patient may then be referred from one health service unit (Unit B) within the organisation to another (Unit C). In these circumstances the 'source of referral' for Unit C is Unit B (not Unit A).  For example if a patient is referred by their General Practitioner (GP) to a general medical clinic, such as an aged care clinic, then after assessment at this clinic the physician refers the patient to an allied health clinic, the service request source for the allied health outpatient clinic is 'Other outpatient clinic', whereas the service request source for the general medical clinic is 'General Practice'.

THIS HOSPITAL:

The service request has come from some other part of the hospital with the same establishment identifier.

CODE 2.0   Other hospital

The service request has come from a hospital with a different establishment identifier.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Non-Admitted Patient National Minimum Data Set (Phase 1) working group

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Non-Admitted Patient National Minimum Data Set (Phase 1) working group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Non-admitted patient service request—service request source, code N.N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

See also Referral—referral source, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

See also Referral—referral source, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/06/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/07/2019

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Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

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Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Superseded 20/10/2021

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Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021

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