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Outpatient Activity Edit

"Patients who require the medical opinion of a specialist clinician may be referred to an outpatient clinic for treatment or investigation. An outpatient is a patient who attends a consultant or other medical clinic or has an arranged meeting with a consultant or a senior member of their team outside of a clinic session. Outpatients are not admitted to a hospital and do not use a hospital bed.\r\n\r\nOutpatient attendances can be categorised as new or follow-up (return) attendances. Information on return appointments is only available for datasets that report on NHS board of treatment. Files reporting on the residency of patients only contain data for new outpatients as the ISD(S)1 data source for return outpatients does not contain residence information. ISD(S)1 also does not record information on the deprivation, age or sex of patients."\r\n

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Health and Social Care
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2019-11-07
Date Updated 2023-01-12
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/outpatient-activity

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