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Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEpisode of mental health care end mode
METeOR identifier:Help on this term653716
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

Status at separation of a person and where applicable, place to which a person is released, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of mental health care—episode end mode

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
1Discharge/transfer to an acute hospital
2Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service
3Discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital
4Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation
5End of reference period
6Left against medical advice/discharge at own risk
7Statistical discharge from leave
8Died
9Other
10Discharge due to inactivity
11Statistical discharge due to admitted care type change
12Did not return from leave
13Return to other residential mental health service
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1    Discharge/transfer to an acute hospital

This code refers to the discharge/transfer of a patient to another acute hospital. The transfer may be to a general ward or mental health ward at an acute hospital. If the discharge/transfer was to a psychiatric hospital as an admitted patient, then the episode end mode should be Code 3.

 

CODE 2    Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service

This code refers to a discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence. If the residential aged care service is the patient's place of usual residence then they should have an episode end mode of Code 9.

 

CODE 3    Discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital

This code refers to the discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital as an admitted patient.

 

CODE 4    Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation 

This code refers to a patient discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation, including mothercraft hospitals and residential mental health care services. In jurisdictions where mothercraft facilities are considered to be acute hospitals, patients separated to a mothercraft facility should have an episode end mode of Code 1.

 

CODE 5    End of reference period

This code refers to the statistical end of a residential or ambulatory mental health care episode.

 

CODE 6    Left against medical advice/discharge at own risk

This code refers to a patient who leaves a mental health care service against medical advice or are discharged at their own risk.

 

CODE 7    Statistical discharge from leave

This code refers to the administrative process by which a provider records the planned cessation of the episode of care while the patient is on leave.

 

CODE 8    Died

This code refers to the closing of an episode due to the death of a patient.

 

CODE 9    Other

This code includes discharges to other locations, including discharges to usual residence, own accommodation/ welfare institution (includes prisons, hostels, and group homes providing primarily welfare services). This code excludes discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (Code 4) and residential aged care services (Code 2), unless they are the patient's place of usual residence.

 

CODE 10   Discharge due to inactivity

This code refers to the closing of an episode due to patient inactivity with the service provider. This code is only used in ambulatory mental health settings. For the purposes of activity based funding reporting, Code 10 Discharge after period of inactivity, is used after the episode of care has had a period of 120 days in which no service contact or event occurs.

 

CODE 11   Statistical discharge due to admitted care type change

This code is only to be used in admitted mental health settings when a care type has changed resulting in a statistical discharge but the patient has not physically left the hospital.

 

CODE 12    Did not return from leave

This code refers to the process by which a provider records an unplanned cessation of an episode of care while the patient is on leave, where there was a plan for the patient to return, however the patient did not return from leave.

 

CODE 13   Return to other residential mental health service

This code refers to the end of a concurrent short intervention stay when a resident returns to the original residential mental health service after a period of leave days.

 

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

When CODE 10 is used, the date of the last service event or contact in the episode should be recorded as the Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY.

Collection methods:Help on this term

For the purposes of activity based funding, this item can be derived from existing data elements.

Admitted patient care: This data element can be derived from Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N.

Residential patient care: This data element can be derived from Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code N.

Relational attributes

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See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Has been superseded by Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N] Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code N Health, Standard 07/03/2014, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of residential care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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