ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE CATEGORY CODE

A FIRST ATTENDANCE is the first or only attendance for the same incident, which may be an injury or occurrence of a condition; a follow-up attendance is a visit to the same department for the same incident as the first visit within the episode.

Format / Length

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Description

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE CATEGORY CODE  is the same as attribute A AND E ATTENDANCE CATEGORY.

A FIRST ATTENDANCE is the first or only attendance for the same incident, which may be an injury or occurrence of a condition; a follow-up attendance is a visit to the same department for the same incident as the first visit within the episode. If a PATIENT has a recurring condition, such as epilepsy, or a tendency for joints to dislocate, there would be a new FIRST ATTENDANCE each time that the PATIENT presents with the condition.

A subsequent attendance may not always be a follow-up attendance. It could qualify as an attendance at a consultant out-patient clinic and if so, it needs to be recorded appropriately.

Permitted Codes

Code Description

1

First Accident and Emergency Attendance - the first in a series, or the only attendance, in a particular Accident and Emergency Episode

2

Follow-up Accident and Emergency Attendance - planned: a subsequent planned attendance at the same department, and for the same incident as the first attendance

3

Follow-up Accident and Emergency Attendance - unplanned: a subsequent unplanned attendance at the same department, and for the same incident as the first attendance

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Context Alias
Plural ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE CATEGORY CODES