The type of physical location where PATIENTS are seen or where services are provided or from which requests for services are sent.
Codes and definitions have been devised to enable the classification of LOCATION TYPE. Each LOCATION must be classified by one, and only one, LOCATION TYPE, i.e. once a building (or department or unit within that building) has been allocated a specific LOCATION TYPE, that LOCATION TYPE should be used by all users regardless of the type of activity, specialty or client group involved. The LOCATION TYPE should only be altered if there is a complete change in use.
This attribute is also known by these names: