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Episode of admitted patient care—elected accommodation status, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdmitted patient election status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270044
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 23/10/2006
Definition:Help on this termAccommodation chargeable status elected by a patient on admission, as represented by a code

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Data element concept:Episode of admitted patient care—elected accommodation status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269515
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/11/2006
Definition:Help on this termAccommodation chargeable status elected by a patient on admission.
Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care.
Object class:Help on this termEpisode of admitted patient care
Property:Help on this termElected accommodation status

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Admitted patient elected accommodation status code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270651
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/11/2006
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing an admitted patient's elected chargeable accommodation.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Public
2Private

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CODE 1     Public patient:

A person, eligible for Medicare, who, on admission to a recognised hospital or soon after:

  • receives a public hospital service free of charge; or
  • elects to be a public patient; or
  • whose treatment is contracted to a private hospital.

CODE 2     Private patient:

A person who, on admission to a recognised hospital or soon after:

  • elects to be a private patient treated by a medical practitioner of his or her choice; or
  • elects to occupy a bed in a single room (where such an election is made, the patient is responsible for meeting certain hospital charges as well as the professional charges raised by any treating medical or dental practitioner); or
  • a person, eligible for Medicare, who chooses to be admitted to a private hospital (where such a choice is made, the patient is responsible for meeting all hospital charges as well as the professional charges raised by any treating medical or dental practitioner).

Please see the various Commonwealth/State Health Care Agreements for definitions of patient(s) and patient services.

Data element attributes

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At the time of, or as soon as practicable after admission to a public hospital, the patient must elect in writing to be treated as either

  • a public patient;
  • a private patient in single accommodation; or
  • a private patient in shared accommodation.

This item is independent of patient's hospital insurance status. Private includes private-single and private-shared.

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Commencing with Version 9 of the Dictionary, four separate data elements Admitted patient hospital stay—elected accommodation status, code N, Person—Medicare eligibility status, code N, Episode of care—treatment funding eligibility status (Department of Veterans' Affairs), code N and Patient—compensable status, code N - are recorded in the Dictionary. This is because each element relates to a separate concept and requires separate information to be reported. These data elements replace the previous data elements Patient accommodation eligibility status and Compensable status.

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Supersedes Admitted patient election status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.1 KB)

Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—patient election status, code N Health, Standard 23/10/2006, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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