RepresentationThis representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Inter-hospital contracted patient sector code N ".
|Maximum character length||1|
|Value||Meaning||Start Date||End Date|
|Permissible Values||3||Not contracted|
|2||Inter-hospital contracted patient from private sector hospital|
|1||Inter-hospital contracted patient from public sector hospital|
|Supplementary Values||9||Not reported|
Guide for use:
A specific arrangement should apply (either written or verbal) whereby one hospital contracts with another hospital for the provision of specific services. The arrangement may be between any combination of hospital; for example, public to public, public to private, private to private, or private to public.
This data element item will be derived as follows.
If Contract role = B (Hospital B, that is, the provider of the hospital service; contracted hospital), and Contract type = 2, 3, 4 or 5 (that is, a hospital (Hospital A) purchases the activity, rather than a health authority or other external purchaser, and admits the patient for all or part of the episode of care, and/or records the contracted activity within the patient's record for the episode of care). Then record a value of 1, if Hospital A is a public hospital or record a value of 2, if Hospital A is a private hospital.
Otherwise if the Contract role is not B, and/or the Contract type is not 2, 3, 4 or 5 record a value of 3.
National Health Data Committee
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