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Definition

A code set representing how an admitted patient begins an episode of care.

Representation

Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1

Values

Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 3 Other
2 Statistical admission - episode type change
1 Admitted patient transferred from another hospital

Comments

Guide for use:

CODE 2 Statistical admission - episode type change

Use this code where a new episode of care is commenced within the same hospital stay.

CODE 3 Other

Use this code for all planned admissions and unplanned admissions (except transfers into the hospital from another hospital).

References

Related content

Relation Count
Data Elements implementing this Value Domain 1