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Admitted patient elected accommodation status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
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Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/11/2006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

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Admitted patient election status code N Health, Standard 28/11/2006, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of admitted patient care—elected accommodation status, code N Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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