Contracted hospital care
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
|Definition:||Contracted hospital care is provided to a patient under an agreement between a purchaser of hospital care (contracting hospital or external purchaser) and a provider of an admitted or non-admitted service (contracted hospital).|
|Specialisation of:||Service/care event|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Related contracted hospital care metadata items should only be completed where services are provided which represent some, but not all of the contracted hospital's total services. It is not necessary to complete contracted hospital care items where all of the hospital services are contracted by a health authority, e.g. privately owned and/or operated public hospitals.
Contracted hospital care must involve all of the following:
Thus, pathology or other investigations performed at another location on specimens gathered at the contracting hospital would not be considered contracted services for reporting purposes.
Allocation of diagnosis and procedure codes should not be affected by the contract status of an episode: the Australian Coding Standards should be applied when coding all episodes. In particular, procedures which would not otherwise be coded should not be coded solely because they were performed at another hospital under contract.
Procedures performed by a health care service (i.e. not a recognised hospital) should be coded if appropriate but are not considered to be contracted hospital procedures.
Any Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) derived for episodes involving contracted hospital care, should reflect the total treatment provided (all patient days and procedures), even where part of the treatment was provided under contract by another hospital.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Contracted hospital care, version 1, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.9 KB)
|Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:|
Contracted hospital care—contracted care commencement date Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Contracted hospital care—contracted care completed date Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Contracted hospital care—organisation identifier Health, Standard 01/03/2005