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.
Guide for use:
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.Context:
Non-admitted patient service activity, excluding emergency department. Does not include services provided through community health settings (such as community and child health centre).Origin:
NCCH consultants report to Outpatients NMDS Development Working Group, September 2004.
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