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Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLevel of functional independence (RUG-ADL score)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term446318
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
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A person's level of functional independence, as represented by a RUG-ADL score-based code.

Functional independence is the ability to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously.

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Data element concept:Person—level of functional independence
METeOR identifier:Help on this term449145
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 19/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Definition:Help on this term

A person's level of functional independence.

Functional independence is the ability to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously.

Object class:Help on this termPerson
Property:Help on this termLevel of functional independence

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term446314
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 11/04/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set that represents an individual's need for assistance with four activities of daily living.

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Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Independent or supervision only
2Limited assistance
3Limited physical assistance or Extensive assistance/total dependence/tube fed
4Other than two persons physical assist
5Two or more person physical assist

Collection and usage attributes

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The Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL) is a four item scale measuring a person's motor function for activities of daily living including:

  • Bed mobility
  • Toileting
  • Transfers
  • Eating

For bed mobility, toileting and transfers, valid values are:

1 - Independent or supervision only

3 - Limited physical assistance

4 - Other than two persons physical assist

5 - Two or more person physical assist

Note: a score of 2 is not valid.

 

For eating, valid values are:

1 - Independent or supervision only

2 - Limited assistance

3 - Extensive assistance/total dependence/tube fed

Note: a score of 4 or 5 is not valid.

Scores are summed for the four ADL variables: bed mobility, toilet use, transfer and eating. A total RUG-ADL scores ranges from a minimum 4 and maximum 18.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this termFries BE, Schneider DP et al 1994, 'Refining a case-mix measure for nursing homes: Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III)' Medical Care, vol. 32, pp. 668-685.

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