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An examination, consultation, treatment or other service provided to non-admitted non-emergency patients in a specialty unit or under an organisational arrangement administered by a hospital.


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This glossary item relates to activity of a clinic. See the Outpatient Care National Minimum Data Set Scope statement for observations about use of the term ‘clinic’ in hospitals.

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


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


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