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Episode of admitted patient care—unplanned admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) not following surgery indicator, Yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUnplanned admission to ICU not following surgery
METeOR identifier:Help on this term592562
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a patient had an unplanned admission to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that did not follow surgery during an episode of admitted patient care, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—unplanned admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) not following surgery indicator

Value domain attributes

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
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Yes

Code 1 is used where the patient had one or more unplanned ICU admissions that did not follow surgery during an admitted patient episode of care.

Unplanned ICU admissions that precede surgery, or that occur during an episode of admitted patient care that does not involve surgery, are included. Unplanned ICU admissions following surgery are excluded.

Unplanned ICU admissions include unplanned admissions to High Dependency or Critical Care beds within an ICU.

Admissions to the ICU are excluded where the admission was planned and documented prior to the ICU admission. Unplanned ICU admissions are also excluded if the patient is admitted directly from an emergency department.

CODE 2   No

Code 2 is used where an episode of admitted patient care either did not involve any unplanned admissions to the ICU or only involved unplanned ICU admissions following surgery.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately defined

Code 9 is used where it is not clear or there is inadequate documentation in the primary data collection to establish whether or not the patient had an unplanned ICU admission that did not follow surgery during an episode of admitted patient care.

 

The data collected on unplanned ICU admissions should be linked to data collected on the episode of admitted patient care which contains other relevant information, for instance, patient demographics.

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ICUs are designed for patients with the most severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment.

Patients may be transferred to an ICU from another area of the hospital if they deteriorate rapidly. The rate of unplanned ICU admissions can be regarded as a measure of complications of care and should be interpreted in the context of other patient health-care safety and quality information.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

High priority hospital complications (patient clinical deterioration) NBPDS 2015- Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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