Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Major diagnostic category|
The category into which the patient's diagnosis and the associated Australian refined diagnosis related group (ARDG) falls, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups version 10.0|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
This metadata item has been created to reflect the development of Australian refined diagnosis related groups (AR-DRGs) (as defined in the metadata item Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 10.0) ANNA). Due to the modifications in the diagnosis related group logic for the AR-DRGs, it is necessary to generate the major diagnostic category to accompany each diagnosis related group. The construction of the pre-major diagnostic category logic means diagnosis related groups are no longer unique. Certain pre-major diagnostic category diagnosis related groups may occur in more than one of the 23 major diagnostic categories.
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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v 9.0) NN
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 10.0) ANNA
See also Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups version 10.0
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