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Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, Tasmanian code X[XX]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSeparation mode (Tasmanian)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term441661
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
Definition:Help on this termStatus at separation of person (discharge/transfer/death) and place to which person is released, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[XX]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
4Died
AMental health service
DDrug and alcohol treatment service
HUsual residence/accommodation
NAged care residential facility
OOther
OHOther health care accommodation
OPNew episode for organ procurement
PHPublic hospital
PRHPrivate hospital
RHRural hospital
SStatistical separation
SDDischarge from leave
VVia discharge lounge - usual residence/accommodation
ZLeft against medical advice
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NSPNot specified

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 4     Died

Use for patients who died during this admission.

CODE A    Mental health service

Use for patients who are being discharged to a designated psychiatric unit within the hospital or to a psychiatric unit at another public hospital/facility.

CODE D     Drug and alcohol treatment service

Use for patients who are being discharged to a designated drug and alcohol facility/unit.

CODE H     Usual residence/accommodation

Use for patients who are discharged to their usual place of residence. Includes patients returning to nursing homes/hostels, boarding houses, independent living units or other institutions from which they came if it's their usual residence/accommodation. However, if the patient is being transferred from the hospital to a residential aged care service for the first time, do not use this category, use 'Aged care residential facility'.

Excludes patients who are discharged/transferred to a discharge lounge (use code V – Via discharge lounge – usual residence/accommodation in this case). 

CODE N     Aged care residential facility

Use for patients who have discharged to an aged care residential facility such as a nursing home/hostel for the first time.

Excludes patients who were a resident of the same aged care residential facility prior to this admission (use code H – Usual residence/accommodation in this case) as well as patients discharged/transferred to a discharge lounge before return to the same aged care residential facility (use code V – Via discharge lounge – usual residence/accommodation in this case).

CODE O    Other

Use for patients who are being discharged to a designated psychiatric unit within the hospital or to a psychiatric unit at another public hospital/facility.

CODE OH     Other health care accommodation

Use for patients who are transferred to a health care accommodation/facility not covered by any other category and is not their usual residence/accommodation.

CODE OP     New episode for organ procurement

Use for patients who have been declared brain dead, and are undergoing an episode of care change to organ procurement – posthumous.

CODE PH     Public hospital

Use for patients who are being transferred to an acute public hospital (e.g. RHH, LGH, NWRH, MCH or an interstate/overseas public hospital – do NOT use for private or rural/district hospitals) for continuation of their admitted care or management. The second hospital undertakes full responsibility for the patient. The patient must leave directly from this hospital to the other acute public hospital. (i.e. does not go home first).

'Public hospital' value is linked to the 'Health Organisation' data element/field and a selection must be made from it.

CODE PRH     Private hospital

Use for patients who are being transferred to an acute private hospital (e.g. Calvary South/North, Hobart Private, North West Private etc or an Interstate/Overseas private hospital – do NOT use for major acute public or rural/district hospitals) for continuation of their admitted care or management. The second hospital undertakes full responsibility for the patient. The patient must leave directly from this hospital to the other acute public hospital. (i.e. does not go home first).

'Private hospital' value is linked to the 'Health Organisation' data element/field and a selection must be made from it.

CODE RH     Rural hospital

Use for patients who are being transferred from this hospital to a rural/district hospital (e.g. Beaconsfield, Campbell Town, New Norfolk, Smithton etc – do NOT use for major acute public/private hospitals or interstate/overseas public/private hospitals) for continuation of their admitted care or management. The second hospital undertakes full responsibility for the patient. The patient must leave directly from this hospital to the other rural/district hospital (i.e. does not go home first).

'Rural Hospital' value is linked to the 'Health Organisation' data element/field and a selection must be made from it.

CODE S     Statistical separation

Used for statistical separations (care type change) where the patient is to continue the hospital stay, but is now changing the type of episode of care (e.g. acute to rehabilitation). Do not use this value for registered boarders changing status to become an admitted patient.

CODE SD     Discharged to leave

Use for patients who are being discharged on leave, and for whom a readmission following leave has been planned.

CODE Z     Left against medical advice

Use for patients who have discharged themselves against their doctor’s advice.

CODE V     Via discharge lounge – usual residence/accommodation

Use for patients who are discharged/transferred to a discharge lounge before returning to their usual place of residence. Includes patients returning to nursing homes/hostels, boarding houses, independent living units or other institutions from which they came if they are the patient’s usual residence/accommodation.

Data element attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 10.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/06/2020

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 6.0x) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 7.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 7.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 8.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 11/01/2018

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 9.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 19/06/2020

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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