Hospital care type code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 13/11/2014|
|Definition:||A code set representing the overall nature of a service provided by a hospital.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Admitted care can be one of the following:
CODE 1 Acute care
Acute care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is to:
CODE 2 Rehabilitation care
Rehabilitation care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the functioning of a patient with an impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction due to a health condition. The patient will be capable of actively participating.
Rehabilitation care is always:
CODE 3 Palliative care
Palliative care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is optimisation of the quality of life of a patient with an active and advanced life-limiting illness. The patient will have complex physical, psychosocial and/or spiritual needs.
Palliative care is always:
CODE 4 Geriatric evaluation and management
Geriatric evaluation and management is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the functioning of a patient with multi-dimensional needs associated with medical conditions related to ageing, such as tendency to fall, incontinence, reduced mobility and cognitive impairment. The patient may also have complex psychosocial problems.
Geriatric evaluation and management is always:
CODE 5 Psychogeriatric care
Psychogeriatric care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the functional status, behaviour and/or quality of life for an older patient with significant psychiatric or behavioural disturbance, caused by mental illness, an age-related organic brain impairment or a physical condition.
Psychogeriatric care is always:
Psychogeriatric care is not applicable if the primary focus of care is acute symptom control.
CODE 6 Maintenance care
Maintenance (or non-acute) care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is support for a patient with impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction due to a health condition. Following assessment or treatment the patient does not require further complex assessment or stabilisation. Patients with a care type of maintenance care often require care over an indefinite period.
CODE 7 Newborn care
Newborn care is initiated when the patient is born in hospital or is nine days old or less at the time of admission. Newborn care continues until the care type changes or the patient is separated:
Within a newborn episode of care, each day after the baby turns 10 days of age is counted as a qualified patient day. Newborn qualified days are equivalent to acute days and may be denoted as such.
CODE 8 Other admitted patient care
Other admitted patient care is care that does not meet the definitions above.
Care other than admitted care can be one of the following:
CODE 9 Organ procurement—posthumous
Organ procurement—posthumous is the procurement of human tissue for the purpose of transplantation from a donor who has been declared brain dead.
Diagnoses and procedures undertaken during this activity, including mechanical ventilation and tissue procurement, should be recorded in accordance with the relevant ICD-10-AM Australian Coding Standards. These patients are not admitted to the hospital but are registered by the hospital.
CODE 10 Hospital boarder
A hospital boarder is a person who is receiving food and/or accommodation at the hospital but for whom the hospital does not accept responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Hospital boarders are not admitted to the hospital. However, a hospital may register a boarder. Babies in hospital at age 9 days or less cannot be boarders. They are admitted patients with each day of stay deemed to be either qualified or unqualified.
Unqualified newborn days (and separations consisting entirely of unqualified newborn days) are not to be counted for all purposes, and they are ineligible for health insurance benefit purposes.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Hospital care type code N[N] Health, Superseded 03/04/2019, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Supersedes Hospital care type code N[N].N Health, Superseded 07/02/2013, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Hospital service—care type, code N[N] Health, Superseded 13/11/2014