Person—reason for readmission following acute coronary syndrome episode, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Reason for readmission—acute coronary syndrome
METeOR identifier:285173
Registration status:Health, Superseded 01/10/2008
Definition:
The main reason for the admission, to any hospital, of a person within 28 days of discharge from an episode of admitted patient care for acute coronary syndrome, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—reason for readmission following acute coronary syndrome episode

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1ST elevation myocardial infarction
2non-ST elevation ACS with high-risk features
3non-ST elevation ACS with intermediate-risk features
4non-ST elevation ACS with low-risk features
5Planned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
6Planned Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
7Heart Failure (without MI)
8Arrhythmia (without MI)
9Conduction disturbance (without MI)
88Non-cardiac cause
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 5     Planned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

This code is used when a readmission and PCI is planned, i.e. not precipitated by a recurrent ischaemic event.  If a recurrent ischaemic event precipitates a readmission with an associated PCI undertaken, one of codes 1-4 should be coded.

CODE 6     Planned Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

This code is used coded when a readmission and CABG is planned, i.e, not precipitated by a recurrent ischaemic event.  If a recurrent ischaemic event precipitates a readmission with an associated CABG undertaken, one of codes 1-4 should be coded.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The reason for readmission may be for cardiac or non-cardiac related causes.

Comments:

This metadata item is designed to identify recurrent admissions following an initial presentation with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), not necessarily to the hospital responsible for the index admission.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Acute coronary syndrome data working group
Steward:The National Heart Foundation of Australia and The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Person—reason for readmission following acute coronary syndrome episode, code N[N] Health, Standard 01/10/2008

Supersedes Reason for readmission - Acute coronary syndrome, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.2 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005