Outpatient clinic service

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:684477
Registration status:Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

An examination, consultation, treatment or other service provided in an outpatient setting in a specialty unit or under an organisational arrangement administered by a hospital.


Non-admitted patient service activity, excluding emergency department. Does not include services provided through community health settings (such as community and child health centre).

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This glossary item relates to activity of a clinic.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Non-admitted patient NMDS Development Working Party, 2006


NCCH consultants report to Outpatients NMDS Development Working Group, September 2004.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Outpatient clinic service Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/06/2019

Ambulatory care Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019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

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 16/09/2021