Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Inter-hospital contracted patient|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 11/04/2012|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
|Maximum character length:||1|
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|
|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Has been superseded by Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016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
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Admitted patient care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006
Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009
Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009
Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011
Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012