An episode of care, treatment or other service by a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER which may be chargeable to one or more NHS SERVICE AGREEMENTS. In most cases, the service will be for the direct benefit of a PATIENT. For example a SERVICE may be one or more of the following:

a. CONSULTANT EPISODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER)
b. CONSULTANT OUT-PATIENT EPISODE
c. HEALTHY PERSON STAY
d. ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY EPISODE
e. RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE
f. REQUEST FOR DIAGNOSTIC TEST
g. REGULAR ATTENDER EPISODE
h. PROFESSIONAL STAFF GROUP EPISODE
i. GENITOURINARY EPISODE
j. TRANSPORT REQUEST

A SERVICE associated with a CARE SPELL may be treatment carried out by the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER as part of a CARE SPELL for which the lead responsibility is with another HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural SERVICES