Referral to rheumatologist (primary care)
Name ra_referral_gprd
Chapter Musculoskeletal diseases/Rheumatoid arthritis
Definition
Referral to rheumatologist or rheumatology clinic. 
Data Type Categorical
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 27/06/2013 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
1 Referral to specialist
2 Under care of specialist
Implementation
Category assigned based on code list. 

Data are used from both "clinical" and "referral" tables.
Codelist version1
Codelist authorsMar Pujades
Creation date27 June 2013
Category (code) Read code Read term CPRD Medcode
Referral to specialist (1) 8H4B.00 Referred to rheumatologist 1311
Referral to specialist (1) 8HTd.00 Referral to rheumatology clinic 12009
Referral to specialist (1) 8HVQ.00 Private referral to rheumatologist 13656
Referral to specialist (1) ZL5AR00 Referral to rheumatologist 10204
Under care of specialist (2) 66H2.00 Rheumat. follow-up assessment 38340
Under care of specialist (2) 9N1O.00 Seen in rheumatology clinic 6921
Under care of specialist (2) 9NJr.00 In-house rheumatology follow-up appointment 97743
Under care of specialist (2) 9NNT.00 Under care of rheumatologist 97099
Under care of specialist (2) ZL18T00 Under care of rheumatologist 22291
Under care of specialist (2) ZL9AT00 Seen by rheumatologist 10050
Under care of specialist (2) ZLD3T00 Discharge by rheumatologist 26336
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