OPCS-4 CODE

OPCS-4 CODE is the OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures (OPCS-4) code which is used to identify the CODED CLINICAL ENTRY.

Format / Length

an4

Description

OPCS-4 CODE  is the same as attribute CLINICAL CLASSIFICATION CODE.

OPCS-4 CODE  is the OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures  (OPCS-4) code which is used to identify the  CODED CLINICAL ENTRY.

Notes:

  • Where a Patient Procedure is carried out and required for reporting using the OPCS-4  classification, every effort must be made to report the appropriate OPCS-4  code in the Out-Patient Attendance Commissioning Data Set.

  • Where providers locally use OPCS-4 codes with a fifth character added, this should be removed before inclusion in the Commissioning Data Set.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural OPCS-4 CODES