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The intention of the responsible clinician at the time of the patient's admission to hospital or at the time the patient is placed on an elective surgery waiting list, to discharge the patient either on the day of admission or a subsequent date, as represented by a code.


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This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Intended length of care code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 Intended overnight
1 Intended same-day


National Health Data Committee


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Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
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