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The main reason for the admission, to any hospital, of a person within 28 days of discharge from an episode of admitted patient care for acute coronary syndrome, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Reason for readmission following acute coronary syndrome episode code N[N] ".
Data Type Number
Format N[N]
Maximum character length 2
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 ST elevation myocardial infarction
2 non-ST elevation ACS with high-risk features
3 non-ST elevation ACS with intermediate-risk features
4 non-ST elevation ACS with low-risk features
5 Planned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
6 Planned Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
7 Heart Failure (without MI)
8 Arrhythmia (without MI)
9 Conduction disturbance (without MI)
88 Non-cardiac cause
Supplementary Values 99 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

The reason for readmission may be for cardiac or non-cardiac related causes.


This metadata item is designed to identify recurrent admissions following an initial presentation with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), not necessarily to the hospital responsible for the index admission.


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