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Episode of admitted patient care—admission source, Tasmanian code X[XAAAAAAAA]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdmission source
METeOR identifier:Help on this term431562
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe 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

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[XAAAAAAAA]
Maximum character length:Help on this term10
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
20Organ Procurement
ACFAged care facility
CCAContracted care admission
COMCommunity health service
CSCorrectional services
EDDepartment of emergency medicine
LAWLaw enforcement agency
NEWBNewborn
NRNo referral
OPDDOutpatients department
OTHOther
OTHHEAOther health care establishment
PRVPrivate psychiatric practice
PRVCONSULTPrivate practice / consultant rooms
PSY Transfer from other public psychiatric
REFReferred from another hospital
SStatistical admission
TTransfer from another hospital
TRBTransfer from Transition Care Bed Based Program
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NSPNot specified

Collection and usage attributes

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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.

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/04/2019

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 10/07/2020

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