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
METeOR identifier:270409
Registration status:Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Inter-hospital contracted patient from public sector hospital
2Inter-hospital contracted patient from private sector hospital
3Not contracted
Supplementary values:
9Not reported

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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:
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +