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Non-admitted patients do not undergo a hospital’s formal admission process but instead receive services as outpatients. The types of services which non-admitted patients may access include procedural clinics, medical consultation clinics, diagnostic services, and allied health and/or clinical nurse specialist intervention clinics.
Non-admitted patient clinics are defined by the type of clinician who provided the service and the nature of the service provided.
The clinics are categorised into 4 major classes:
A clinic may provide a range of health services that fall into different Tier 2 clinic classes, and when this occurs the clinic is classified based on its predominant activity.
The data visualisation below provides information on non-admitted clinics and service events in 2017–18 by:
For Procedural clinics:
For Medical consultation clinics, the 3 most common clinics were:
For Diagnostic services, the most common service was Pathology (microbiology, haematology, biochemistry) (3.2 million service events)—with almost all of these reported by New South Wales.
For Allied health and/or clinical nurse specialist intervention clinics, the most common clinics were:
More information on non-admitted patient clinics, appendixes and caveat information is available in Non-admitted patient care 2017–18 report and Data tables.
Definitions of the terms used in this section are available in the Glossary.
Non-admitted service events are defined as an interaction between one or more health-care provider(s) with one non-admitted patient, which must contain therapeutic/clinical content and result in a dated entry in the patient’s medical record.
Non-admitted patients do not undergo a hospital’s formal admission process but instead receive services as outpatients. The type of care delivered during a non-admitted patient service event can be classified as:
The activity of non-admitted patient care is measured using two different sources:
The data visualisation below provides information on non-admitted service events in 2017–18 by states and territories and:
More information on non-admitted patient service events, appendixes and caveat information is available in Non-admitted patient care 2017–18 report and Data tables.
Non-admitted care service events is measured patients measured from 2 different sources of non‑admitted patient data:
There is variation in the ability of jurisdictions to provide information on the type of care and therefore, comparison between states and territories should be interpreted with caution.
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