Ambulatory care

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:722178
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Care provided to hospital patients who are not admitted to the hospital, such as patients of emergency departments and outpatient clinics. The term is also used to refer to care provided to patients of community-based (non-hospital) health-care services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Health Expenditure Advisory Committee


AIHW 2007. Mental health services in Australia 2004–05. AIHW cat. no. HSE 47. Canberra: AIHW (Mental Health Series no. 9).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Ambulatory care Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 17/01/2020

Ambulatory service unit identifier Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Ambulatory service unit name Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Community mental health care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020