An APPOINTMENT FIRST ATTENDANCE may be the first in a series such as an Consultant Out-Patient Episode, or only APPOINTMENT which took place regardless of how many previous APPOINTMENTS were made which did not take place for whatever reason. All subsequent APPOINTMENTS in the series which take place should be recorded as follow-up.
Where one or more APPOINTMENT is recorded for a PATIENT but none has as yet taken place, the notional 'Appointment first attendance' will be the APPOINTMENT with the earliest APPOINTMENT DATE. This excludes any APPOINTMENTS which have been cancelled as indicated by a recorded APPOINTMENT CANCELLED DATE.
|01||Appointment first attendance|
|02||Appointment follow-up attendance|
This item is not referenced in a data set in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary. It has been retained to ensure the modelling is consistent.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||APPOINTMENTS FIRST ATTENDANCE|