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The type of maintenance care provided to an admitted patient during an episode of care, as represented by a code.

Maintenance care is care in which the clinical intent or treatment goal is prevention of deterioration in the functional and current health status of a patient with a disability or severe level of functional impairment.


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Data Type Number
Format N[N]
Maximum character length 2
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Convalescent care
2 Respite care
3 Nursing home type care
8 Other maintenance care
Supplementary Values 98 Unknown
99 Not stated/inadequately described


Eagar K. et al (1997) The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP): Report of the National Sub-acute and Non-acute Casemix Classification Study. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.

This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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