Ward Attendance

A Ward Attendance is an attendance at a WARD by a PATIENT for nursing care, where the PATIENT is not currently admitted to that Health Care Provider.

Description

A Ward Attendance is a CARE CONTACT.

A Ward Attendance  is an attendance at a WARD by a PATIENT for nursing care, where the PATIENT is not currently admitted to that Health Care Provider. A Ward Attendance should be recorded for only one Nurse or Midwife Contact. If the attendance is primarily for the purpose of examination or treatment by a doctor it is an Out-Patient Attendance Consultant and not a Ward Attendance. The care is for the prevention, cure, relief or investigation because of a disease, injury, health problem or other factor affecting their health status and may include one or more Patient Procedures. This includes:-

a.

Disease (physical or mental) confirmed or suspected - inclusive of undiagnosed signs or symptoms.

b.

Injury - inclusive of poisoning - confirmed or suspected.

c.

Health problem e.g. prostheses or graft in situ

d.

Other factors influencing the health status of non-sick PERSONS e.g.

 

i.

pregnancy

 

ii.

sexual and reproductive health (formerly known as family planning)

 

iii.

potential donor (organ or tissue)

 

iv.

potential problem requiring prophylactic (preventative) care

 

v.

bereavement or other problem requiring health professional counselling

 

vi.

cosmetic surgery

 

vii.

other

The ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY of the PATIENT can be recorded for the Ward Attendance.

The PATIENT's FIRST ATTENDANCE CODE whether the first in a series or the only attendance should be recorded.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Ward Attendances

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE references in description Ward Attendance
Attribute CARE CONTACT TYPE references in description Ward Attendance
Data Set Female Genital Mutilation Data Set references in description Ward Attendance
NHS Business Definition Nurse or Midwife Contact references in description Ward Attendance
NHS Business Definition Out-patient Attendance Consultant references in description Ward Attendance
NHS Business Definition Ward Attendance references in description Ward Attendance
NHS Business Definition Ward Attender references in description Ward Attendance