Palliative care phase code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Health, Not progressed 17/07/2017|
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 03/11/2016
A code set representing the phases of palliative care.
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Collection and usage attributes
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The palliative care phase is the stage of the palliative care patient’s illness.
CODE 1 Stable
Patient problems and symptoms are adequately controlled by established plan of care and
CODE 2 Unstable
An urgent change in the plan of emergency treatment is required because
CODE 3 Deteriorating
The care plan is addressing anticipated needs but requires periodic review because
CODE 4 Terminal
Death is likely within days.
CODE 9 Not reported
The phase of the illness has not been reported.
Palliative care phases are not sequential and a patient may move back and forth between phases. Palliative care phases provide a clinical indication of the type of care required and have been shown to correlate strongly with survival within longitudinal prospective studies.
Source and reference attributes
Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration 2014. Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration Clinical Manual. Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Sydney. Viewed 19 May 2016, http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/
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Has been superseded by Palliative care phase code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 18/01/2018
Supersedes Palliative care phase code N Health, Standard 11/04/2014, Tasmanian Health, Archived 19/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 03/11/2016
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code N Health, Not progressed 17/07/2017