An arrangement for a PATIENT to be seen by or be in contact with one or more CARE PROFESSIONALS, following an Appointment Request.
An APPOINTMENT becomes an entry on the APPOINTMENT WAITING LIST when it is decided that an offer of an APPOINTMENT should be made following a SERVICE REQUEST for an out-patient APPOINTMENT being received. The offer of an APPOINTMENT is made by one or more APPOINTMENT OFFERS.
APPOINTMENTS are also made for Screening Tests.
When a PATIENT accepts an APPOINTMENT OFFER the APPOINTMENT DATE OFFERED and APPOINTMENT TIME OFFERED of the offer become the APPOINTMENT DATE and APPOINTMENT TIME of the accepted APPOINTMENT.
Where more than one APPOINTMENT OFFER has been made for an APPOINTMENT and one has been accepted all the others for the same APPOINTMENT should be refused.
The APPOINTMENT should be removed from the APPOINTMENT WAITING LIST when the APPOINTMENT has taken place.
A series of APPOINTMENTS should relate to the same SERVICE REQUEST which initiated the series within the ORGANISATION.
The SERVICE REQUEST may be related to a previous SERVICE REQUEST either from within the same or another ORGANISATION and be related to subsequent SERVICE REQUEST to the same or another ORGANISATION.
This class is also known by these names: