An Event Summary is used to capture key health information about significant healthcare events that are relevant to the ongoing care of an individual.

An event summary is intended to be the 'default' clinical document type and is used when none of the other types of clinical document are appropriate. For example, an after-hours GP clinic may use it to provide information that is important to the ongoing care of the individual. Similarly, it can be used in cases where clinical document types have yet to be developed. For example, an allied health provider may choose to use an event summary in advance of an allied health clinical document types being developed.