Annex 6 – 18 Weeks RTT Outpatient Clinic Outcome Recording
One Outcome Code must be selected for every patient seen at the Outpatient Clinic (new appointment).
All codes on the left-hand side of the form have an outcome which will cause the patient’s clock to stop i.e. the patient has reached the end of their care pathway.
This is the date on which the patient starts the treatment that is most appropriate for the patient’s disease, condition, or injury.
All codes on the right-hand side of the form have an outcome where the patient’s clock continues to tick, pauses or is adjust to zero waiting time.
|Outcome for Patient – Clock Stopped
|Outcome for Patient – Clock still Ticking / Paused / Zeroed
|Therapeutic treatment commenced / medical treatment prescribed by clinician today
|Add to waiting list for admission / OP procedure – for treatment (includes for admission today)
|Medical treatment to be prescribed by GP
|Admit today for diagnostic tests / diagnostic OP Procedure carried out today – awaiting results
|Patient fitted with a medical device today
|Refer for diagnostic test
|Decision taken to start active monitoring / watchful waiting
|Refer for treatment to Nurse / AHP
|Patient declined treatment
|Refer for investigation / treatment to another clinician – same condition Retain responsibility for patient care
|No treatment required / patient discharged
|Refer for investigation / treatment to another clinician – same condition Transfer of care to another clinician
|Patient DNA – no further appointment
|Return OP Appointment – continuing management pre- treatment
|Return OP appointment – treatment already started / complete
|Patient considering options
|Patient DNA – further appointment
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