Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient classification

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
Synonymous names:AN-SNAP classification
METeOR identifier:479017
Registration status:Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Definition:The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient (AN-SNAP) classification for classifying sub-acute and non-acute patients into groups which reflect the type and complexity of sub-acute patients treated in a hospital.
Classification structure:The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient (AN-SNAP) classification groups episodes of care into one of five care types - palliative care, rehabilitation care, psychogeriatric care, geriatric evaluation and management or maintenance care. Within the five care types, episodes are further grouped based on specified criteria such as phase of care, patient functioning and age.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:

University of Wollongong

Reference documents:

Eagar K. et al (1997) The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP): Report of the National Sub-acute and Non-acute Casemix Classification Study. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong. Viewed 18 September 2012 http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow082315.pdf

University of Wollongong 2007. AN SNAP Classes version 2. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. Viewed 26 September 2012, http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/
documents/doc/uow106526.pdf

University of Wollongong 2012. Australian National Subacute and Non-Acute Patient classification (AN-SNAP) Version 3. University of Wollongong, Wollongong. Viewed 26 September 2012, http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/chsd/ansnap/index.html

Relational attributes

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient classification code NNNN Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012