Non-admitted patient service event—multiple health-care provider indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Multiple health-care provider indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Multiple health-care provider flag|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 05/02/2021|
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|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
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:
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
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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:|
All attributes +
Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021
Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 16/09/2021