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Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response outcome, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRapid response outcome
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593135
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
Definition:Help on this termPatient disposition at the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response outcome

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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
1Patient died
2Patient remained in same location
3Patient transferred to Intensive Care Unit
4Patient transferred to critical care area
5Patient transferred to transitional care area
6Patient transferred to cardiac monitoring area
7Patient transferred to another area for procedural intervention
8Patient transferred to another acute care hospital
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Patient died

Code 1 is used when a patient was dead at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

CODE 2   Patient remained in same location

Code 2 is used when the patient remained in the same location at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

CODE 3   Patient transferred to Intensive Care Unit

Code 3 is used when a patient was transferred to an Intensive Care Unit at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

CODE 4   Patient transferred to critical care area

Code 4 is used when a patient was transferred to a critical care area other than the Intensive Care Unit at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

CODE 5   Patient transferred to transitional care area

Code 5 is used when, at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, a patient was transferred to an area providing a level of care in between a critical care area and a general admitted patient care area. Transfers to transitional care areas exclude transfers to beds for patients who only require cardiac monitoring and transfers to beds for acute psychiatric care.

CODE 6   Patient transferred to cardiac monitoring area

Code 6 is used when, at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, a patient was transferred to an area (outside of critical care and transitional care areas) dedicated to real-time monitoring of the patient's cardiac rhythm. Real-time cardiac monitoring refers to the ability of staff caring for the patient to observe the patient's cardiac rhythm at all times.

CODE 7   Patient transferred to another area for procedural intervention

Code 7 is used when, at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, a patient was transferred to another specific area where diagnostic or therapeutic operations or procedures are performed. Examples of areas for procedural intervention include the operating theatre, cardiac catheterisation area, endoscopy area, and interventional radiology area.

CODE 8   Patient transferred to another acute care hospital

Code 8 is used when a patient was discharged or transferred to an(other) acute care hospital at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

CODE 88   Other

Code 88 is used when a patient was alive at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care, but none of the above options apply.

CODE 99   Not stated/inadequately described

Code 99 is used when it is not clear or there is inadequate documentation on whether a patient was alive or dead or where the patient was transferred to, at the time of the completion of the care provided by a rapid response team called to attend to manifest or suspected urgent clinical deterioration during an episode of admitted patient care.

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The time of the completion of the care provided by the rapid response team is the time when the team activation was formally declared as completed by the team leader and/or the time that all of the team members departed.

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

Hospital rapid response calls cluster Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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