NHS Information Authority
Data Standards and Information Programme
|Reference:||Change Request 343|
|Subject:||DSCN 20/2003 - Clarification of the definition of Dental Episode|
|Type of Change:||Addition of sentence to clarify definition|
|Reason for Change:||Clarification was required in the description of the class DENTAL EPISODE (for Community Dental Service), to make it clear that an appointment for a routine check-up is the start of a new episode.|
|Change to Description|
|Date:||27 January 2004|
|Sponsor:||Data and Information Standards Programme|
Change to Class: Change to Description
A series of face to face contacts with Community Dental Service staff needed to complete a patient treatment plan. It will begin with an initial examination and diagnosis and will terminate either on the completion of a treatment plan or after a three month period in which the Note that an appointment for a routine check-up in six months time would be the start of a new episode, not a continuation of an existing one.
This class is also known by these names:
Context Alias plural DENTAL EPISODES
Note that an appointment for a routine check-up in six months time would be the start of a new episode, not a continuation of an existing one.
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