Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Inter-hospital contracted patient|
|Definition:||An episode of care for an admitted patient whose treatment and/or care is provided under an arrangement between a hospital purchaser of hospital care (contracting hospital) and a provider of an admitted service (contracted hospital), and for which the activity is recorded by both hospitals, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|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.
|Collection methods:||All services provided at both the originating and destination hospitals should be recorded and reported by the originating hospital. The destination hospital should record the admission as an 'Inter-hospital contracted patient' so that these services can be identified in the various statistics produced about hospital activity.|
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||National Health Data Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Inter-hospital contracted patient, version 2, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.3 KB) No registration status
Has been superseded by Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N
Is formed using Hospital—contract role, code A
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