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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041951 v1
Data Element
Data Element
An indicator of whether a non-admitted patient service event was delivered in a group.
Non-admitted patient care
Group session indicator (NAP)
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Code 1 Yes - Group service event

"Yes" indicates care that has been provided to two or more patients by the same healthcare provider(s) at the same time.

A group must have two or more persons attending in the capacity of patients in their own right.

One service event is recorded for each patient who attends a group session.

Spouses, parents or carers attending the session are counted for the group session only if they are also participating in the service as a patient (see definition of a service event).

A group session may be delivered by more than one provider. This may be multidisciplinary care within one clinic appointment as part of a group, e.g. a group session jointly delivered by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist.

In practice, this should be interpreted to mean that patients are receiving precisely the same services. For example:
- Patients may be part of a movement or hydrotherapy class where all participants are following the same intervention at the same time.
- Patients attending education sessions at chemotherapy or dialysis clinics are group sessions, if two or more people are receiving the same services at the same time.

Code 2 No - Individual service event

"No" indicates that care was delivered to the patient as an individual. An individual service event is provided to one person by one or more healthcare providers. For example:
- Where a clinician works one-on-one with several different patients in the same space over a period of time but each patient is following their own personalised program (for example, where several patients are scheduled to use the physiotherapy gym at once).
- Where multiple persons, such as several family members and carers, meet with a clinician to discuss one patient only.
- Patients attending for treatment at a dialysis or a chemotherapy clinic are receiving individual services.
Must not be blank.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementNon-admitted patient care-individual/group session indicatorQH 040935 Version 1Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementNon-admitted patient service event-group session indicatorQH 041951 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptNon-admitted patient service eventQH 041679 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Health Non-Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHNAPDC)QH 020262 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-201430-Jun-2017
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data elements:
Non-admitted patient service event-group session indicator, yes/no code N, identifier 400662, Health standard 06/10/2010 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/400662/meteorItemView/long
Non-admitted patient service event-group session indicator, yes/no code N, identifier 584085, Health standard 13/11/2014 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/584085/meteorItemView/long