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Definition

An indicator of whether an episode of admitted patient care resulted in the patient undergoing a clinical assessment only, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no/unknown/not stated/inadequately described code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Yes
2 No
Supplementary Values 3 Unknown
9 Not stated/inadequately described

Comments

Guide for use:

An episode of care is regarded as ‘assessment only’ if a patient was seen for clinical assessment only and no treatment or further intervention was planned by the assessing clinical team.

CODE 1 Yes

This code is used when the patient was assessed by a clinical team but received no treatment during an episode. These episodes are usually of short duration, normally less than 3 days.

CODE 2 No

This code is used when the patient was assessed and then goes on to receive treatment.

CODE 3 Unknown

This code is used when it is unknown whether the patient was seen for assessment only.

CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when it is has not been reported whether the patient was seen for assessment only.

References

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Relation Count
Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0