|Format/length:||an4 for OPCS-4, an7 for Clinical Terms (The Read Codes)|
See Clinical Coding.
This is the INTENDED PATIENT PROCEDURE. Up to three INTENDED PROCEDURES may be included in the CDS to give commissioners an indication of the procedures for which a resident is waiting so that they can be costed and linked to other events. To complete this field, use the first three character set of OPCS-4 (or four characters, if agreed locally). Clinical Terms (The Read Codes) can be used as an optional addition. Some operations involving minimal access surgery may require two codes to identify them.
This data element is also known by these names: