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Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInter-hospital contracted patient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270409
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Definition:Help on this termAn 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 attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269715
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this termAn 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.
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Admitted patient care:

To identify patients receiving services that have been contracted between hospitals. This metadata item is used to eliminate potential double-counting of hospital activity in the analysis of patterns of health care delivery and funding and epidemiological studies.

Object class:Help on this termEpisode of care
Property:Help on this termInter-hospital contracted patient status

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Inter-hospital contracted patient sector code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270762
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing whether an inter-hospital contracted patient is from the public or the private sector.

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
1Inter-hospital contracted patient from public sector hospital
2Inter-hospital contracted patient from private sector hospital
3Not contracted
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not reported

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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:Help on this termAll 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:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Is formed using Hospital—contract role, code A Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Hospital—contract type, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Inter-hospital contracted patient, version 2, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.3 KB)

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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Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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