Draft for consultation only
This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred ENT conditions.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the ENT exclusions section.
- Chronic Ear DiseaseAdult
- Dizziness and VertigoAdult
- Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)Adult
- Ear Drum PerforationAdult
- Facial Nerve PalsyAdult
- Head and Neck MassAdult
- Hearing LossAdult
- Nasal FractureAdult
- Nasal StructureAdult
- Obstructive Sleep ApnoeaAdult
- Oropharyngeal LesionsAdult
- Salivary TumourAdult
- Sialolithiasis (Salivary Stones)Adult
- Thyroid MassAdult
Out of scope
Not all conditions require the development of CPC. Specialist services for which CPC are not required may include:
Not all services are appropriate to be seen in the South Australian public health system. Exceptions are possible where clinically indicated. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:
- chronic tinnitus without symptoms including:
- hearing loss
- balance disturbance
See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.
To provide feedback regarding the Clinical Prioritisation Criteria or to enquire about the project, please email us at Health.CPC@sa.gov.au.
The ENT CPC is due for review in June 2024.