Episode of admitted patient care—admission source, Tasmanian code X[XAAAAAAAA]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Admission source|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016|
|Definition:||The source from which the person was transferred/referred, directly prior to the beginning of an episode of care, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of admitted patient care—admission source|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||10|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE ACF Aged care facility
Use for patients who have been transferred from a nursing home facility to this hospital.
CODE CCA Contracted care admission
Use only for patients who have been admitted to the hospital through a contracted care arrangement with another hospital.
CODE COM Community health service
Use for patients who have been seen at a community health centre with admission to this hospital subsequently arranged.
Not be used for patients referred or transferred from another hospital.
CODE CS Correctional services
Use for patients who have been referred to the hospital from a correctional facility (e.g. Risdon Prison).
Not be used for patients referred by the Police Service.
CODE ED Department of emergency medicine
Use for patients who are seen in the emergency department of this hospital and then subsequently admitted.
Not to be used for babies born on the way to hospital. Would not be used by District Hospitals.
CODE LAW Law enforcement agency
Use for patients who have been referred to the hospital by a law enforcement agency (other than a correctional services) such as the police or courts.
CODE NEWB Newborn
Used for babies (qualified/unqualified) born at this hospital during this episode of care.
CODE NR No referral
Use only for boarders.
CODE OPDD Outpatients department
Use for patients who are seen by a doctor in an outpatient clinic at this hospital, where their admission has subsequently been arranged.
Would not be used by District Hospitals.
CODE OTH Other
Use for patients admitted who are referred but the source is not otherwise listed. However, it is expected that this code will rarely be used.
CODE OTHHEA Other health care establishment
Use for patients who are referred by a health care establishment not otherwise listed.
CODE PRV Private psychiatric practice
Use for patients who have been referred from a private psychiatric practice.
CODE PSY Transfer from other public psychiatric
Use for patients transferred from a public psychiatric hospital/unit such as Northside or DPM. The patient must be transferred directly from that hospital/unit to this one.
CODE REF Referred from another hospital
Use for patients who have been seen as a non-admitted patient in an outpatient clinic or Department of Emergency Medicine in another hospital from which admission to this facility was subsequently arranged.
CODE S Statistical admission
Use for patients who are already admitted to this facility and are undergoing a statistical re-admission for an episode of care change.
CODE T Transfer from another hospital
Use for patients who have been an admitted patient at another hospital and have been transferred directly from that hospital to this facility for continuation of their admitted patient care or treatment at this hospital. The transfer should have been pre-arranged by the transferring hospital. If the patient passes through Department of Emergency Medicine the source should still be 'Transfer from another hospital'.
Includes other major public hospitals, district hospitals and private hospitals from intrastate, interstate or overseas.
CODE TRB Transfer from Transition Care Bed Based Program
Use for patients transferred from the Transition Care Bed Based Program to the hospital. The patient must be transferred directly from the Transition Care Bed Based Program to this one.
CODE NSP Not specified
Not to be used.
Data element attributes
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018
Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018
Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/04/2019
Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020
Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 10/07/2020