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Non-admitted patient service event—multiple health-care provider indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMultiple health-care provider indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termMultiple health-care provider flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term727749
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/02/2021
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An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was delivered by multiple health-care providers, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient service event—multiple health-care provider indicator

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Yes

This code is used to indicate that direct care has been provided by multiple health-care providers.

CODE 2   No

This code is used to indicate that direct care has not been provided by multiple health-care providers.

CODE 7   Not applicable

This code is used to indicate that there was no direct interaction between the patient and a health-care provider. This includes multi-disciplinary case conferences where the patient does not participate, and home delivered services where the patient performs the procedure and no healthcare provider is present.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when there is insufficient information to determine whether direct care has been provided by multiple health-care providers.

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The definition of the term 'multiple health-care provider' can vary depending on the context and/or collection in which the term is being applied.

For example, in the context of reporting non-admitted activity data for activity based funding, 'multiple health-care provider' means three or more health-care providers who deliver care either individually or jointly within a non-admitted patient service event. The health-care providers may be of the same profession (medical, nursing or allied health). However, they must each have a different speciality so that the care provided by each provider is unique and meets the definition of a non-admitted patient service event.

In practice, this should be interpreted as meaning that the patient can separately identify the unique care provided by each health-care provider. For example:

  • A patient attends a pain management clinic for assessment. At the assessment there is a doctor specialising in chronic diseases, a doctor specialising in pain management, a nurse specialising in pain management and an occupational therapist. As each provider will provide unique clinical content to the assessment, this is counted as multiple health-care providers.
  • A patient attends a rehabilitation clinic and sees a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and then a nurse, all individually. This would be counted as multiple health-care providers.
  • A patient attends a hydrotherapy clinic, sees a physiotherapist who provides a plan, and then completes the plan with a physiotherapist aid. This would not be counted as multiple health-care providers.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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See also Appointment—multiple health care provider indicator, (derived) yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Supersedes Non-admitted patient service event—multiple health-care provider indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 05/02/2021, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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

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

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