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Episode of admitted patient care—type of maintenance care provided, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of maintenance care provided
METeOR identifier:Help on this term496467
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 11/04/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 11/10/2012
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The type of maintenance care provided to an admitted patient during an episode of care, as represented by a code.

Maintenance care is care in which the clinical intent or treatment goal is prevention of deterioration in the functional and current health status of a patient with a disability or severe level of functional impairment.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—type of maintenance care provided

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Convalescent care
2Respite care
3Nursing home type care
8Other maintenance care
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Convalescent care

Following assessment and/or treatment, the patient does not require further complex assessment or stabilisation but continues to require care over an indefinite period. Under normal circumstances the patient would be discharged but due to factors in the home environment, such as access issues or lack of available community services, the patient is unable to be discharged. Examples may include:

  • Patients awaiting the completion of home modifications essential for discharge.
  • Patients awaiting the provision of specialised equipment essential for discharge.
  • Patients awaiting rehousing.
  • Patients awaiting supported accommodation such as hostel or group home bed.
  • Patients for whom community services are essential for discharge but are not yet available.

CODE 2   Respite care

An episode where the primary reason for admission is the short-term unavailability of the patient's usual care. Examples may include:

  • Admission due to carer illness or fatigue.
  • Planned respite due to carer unavailability.
  • Short term closure of care facility.
  • Short term unavailability of community services.

CODE 3   Nursing home type care

The patient does not have a current acute care certificate and is awaiting placement in a residential aged care facility.

CODE 8   Other maintenance care

Any other reason the patient may require a maintenance episode other than those already stated.  

CODE 98   Unknown

It is not known what type of maintenance care the patient is receiving.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

The type of maintenance care has not been reported.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Origin:Help on this termEagar 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.

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this term

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.

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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—type of maintenance care provided, code N Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 11/10/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Admitted sub-acute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 11/10/2012

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

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