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Hospital—contract type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termContract type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270475
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe type of contract arrangement between contractor and the contracted hospital, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Hospital—contract type

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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
1Contract type B
2Contract type ABA
3Contract type AB
4Contract type (A)B
5Contract type BA

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The contracting hospital (purchaser) is termed Hospital A. The contracted hospital (provider) is termed Hospital B.

CODE 1     Contract Type B

A health authority / other external purchaser contracts hospital B for admitted service which is funded outside the standard funding arrangements.

CODE 2     Contract Type ABA

Patient admitted by Hospital A. Hospital A contracts Hospital B for admitted or non-admitted patient service. Patient returns to Hospital A on completion of service by Hospital B.

For example, a patient has a hip replacement at Hospital A, then receives aftercare at Hospital B, under contract to Hospital A. Complications arise and the patient returns to Hospital A for the remainder of care.

CODE 3     Contract Type AB

Patient admitted by Hospital A. Hospital A contracts Hospital B for admitted or non-admitted patient service. Patient does not return to Hospital A on completion of service by Hospital B.
For example, a patient has a hip replacement at Hospital A and then receives aftercare at Hospital B, under contract to Hospital A. Patient is separated from Hospital B.

CODE 4     Contract Type (A)B

This contract type occurs where a Hospital A contracts Hospital B for the whole episode of care. The patient does not attend Hospital A. For example, a patient is admitted for endoscopy at Hospital B under contract to Hospital A.

CODE 5     Contract Type BA

Hospital A contracts Hospital B for an admitted patient service following which the patient moves to Hospital A for remainder of care. For example, a patient is admitted to Hospital B for a gastric resection procedure under contract to Hospital A and Hospital A provides after care.

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Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Contract type, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.4 KB)

Is used in the formation of Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Is used in the formation of Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is used in the formation of Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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