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Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInter-hospital contracted patient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term472024
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An episode of care for an admitted patient whose treatment and/or care is provided under an arrangement between a hospital purchaser of hospital care (contracting hospital) and a provider of an admitted service (contracted hospital), and for which the activity is recorded by both hospitals, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
Contracted (destination) hospital
1Inter-hospital contracted patient from public sector hospital
2Inter-hospital contracted patient from private sector hospital
Contracting (originating) hospital
3Inter-hospital contracted patient to public sector hospital
4Inter-hospital contracted patient to private sector hospital
5Not inter-hospital contracted
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Hospital activity provided under contract is to be reported by both the contracting (originating) hospital and by the contracted (destination) hospital, where the activity is recorded by both hospitals.

A specific arrangement should apply (either written or verbal) whereby one hospital contracts with another hospital for the provision of specific services. The arrangement may be between any combination of hospital; for example, public to public, public to private, private to private, or private to public.

This data element is designed to enable elimination of double counting of episodes of admitted patient care in national data compiled as per the APC NMDS. As such, contracted arrangements where the patient is only admitted to one hospital (i.e. contract type 4 where contract role=A) are not considered to be inter-hospital contracted care for the purposes of this data element. In contracted arrangements where the patient is admitted to both hospitals, provide data according to the guide for use below. In contracted arrangements where the patient is only admitted to one hospital, use code 5.

This data element item will be derived, using data elements Hospital—contract role, code A and Hospital—contract type, code N as follows.

If Contract role = B (Hospital B, that is, the provider of the hospital service; contracted hospital), and Contract type = 2, 3, or 5 (that is, a hospital (Hospital A) purchases the activity, rather than a health authority or other external purchaser, and admits the patient for all or part of the episode of care, and/or records the contracted activity within the patient's record for the episode of care). Then record a value of 1, if Hospital A is a public hospital or record a value of 2, if Hospital A is a private hospital.

If Contract role = A (Hospital A, that is, the hospital purchasing the activity; contracting hospital), and Contract type = 2, 3, or 5 (that is, the reporting hospital purchases the activity and admits the patient for all or part of the episode of care, and/or records the contracted activity within the patient's record for the episode of care). Then record a value of 3, if Hospital B is a public hospital or record a value of 4, if Hospital B is a private hospital.

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All services provided at both the originating and destination hospitals should be recorded and reported by both hospitals. The destination hospital should record the admission as an 'Inter-hospital contracted patient' so that these services can be identified in the various statistics produced about hospital activity.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Is formed using Hospital—contract role, code A Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Hospital—contract type, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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