Consultation (primary care)
Name consult
Chapter Health Behaviour/Consultation behaviour
Primary care clinical consultation, regardless of reason, including out-of-hours

consultations and home visits. Excludes repeat prescription renewal

and medicines review.
Data Type Binary
Data sources GPRD
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 02.03.2011 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
1 Consultation
The following consultation types are taken into consideration by using the constype lookup field in the CPRD consultations table:

Clinic (1)
Night visit, Deputising service (2)
Follow-up/routine visit (3)
Night visit, Local rota (4)
Night visit , practice   (6)
Out of hours, Practice   (7)
Out of hours, Non Practice (8)
Surgery consultation (9)
Acute visit (11) 
Emergency Consultation (18) 
Telephone call to a patient (21)
Home Visit (27) 
Hotel Visit (28) 
Nursing Home Visit (30) 
Residential Home Visit (31)
Twilight Visit (32) 
Triage (33) 
Walk-in Centre (34) 
Co-op Telephone advice (35)
Co-op Surgery Consultation (36)
Co-op Home Visit (37)
Night Visit (50)
Telephone Consultation (55)

The COT lookup was used to match the above consultation types with the "constype" column.
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