A classification which is used to identify the source of referral of each CONSULTANT OUT-PATIENT EPISODE.
The codes 01, 02, 10, 11, and 05 below in italics are not to be used in reporting National Cancer Waiting Times
|Initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the CONSULTANT OUT-PATIENT EPISODE|
|01||following an emergency admission|
|02||following a domiciliary visit|
|10||following an A&E attendance|
Not initiated by the CONSULTANT responsible for the CONSULTANT OUT-PATIENT EPISODE
|03||referral from General Medical Practitioner|
|04||referral from an A&E department|
|05||referral from a Consultant, other than in an A&E department|
|07||referral from Prosthetist|
|92||General Dental Practitioner|
|93||Community Dental Service|
|08||other source of referral|
Note: The classification has been listed in logical sequence rather than alphanumeric order.
National Purchasing Unit for Dental Service Increment For Teaching (SIFT), 1996.
Dental SIFT: Proposal for Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements 1997/8
The NHS National Cancer Waiting times, DH, DSCN 22/2002
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS|