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Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLevel of functional independence (RUG-ADL score)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term676194
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A person's level of functional independence to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously, as represented by a Resource Utilisation Groups-Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL) score-based code.

Data Element Concept:Person—level of functional independence

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Representational attributes

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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
1Independent or supervision only
2Limited assistance
3Limited physical assistance or Extensive assistance/total dependence/tube fed
4Other than two persons physical assist
5Two or more persons physical assist

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Resource Utilisation Groups Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL) is an assessment tool that assesses a person's motor function for activities of daily living for the following four items:

Item number Activity of daily living
1 Bed mobility
2 Toileting
3 Transfers
4 Eating

Values 1, 3, 4 and 5 are valid for items 1, 2 and 3.

Values 1, 2 and 3 are valid for item 4.

CODE 2 Limited assistance

Refers to the act of assistance without manual handling. It is used for the activity Eating and is not eligible for other activities.

CODE 3 Limited physical assistance or Extensive assistance/total dependence/tube fed

For activities Bed mobility, Toileting, and Transfer value 3 refers to the act of assistance requiring manual handling (hence the inclusion of 'physical' in the title). For the activity Eating, value 3 refers to more significant assistance with feeding either through physical assistance or the use of medical assistance.

Scores are summed for the four ADL items: bed mobility, toileting, transfer and eating. A total RUG-ADL scores ranges from a minimum 4 and maximum 18.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

Fries BE, Schneider DP, Foley WJ, Gavazzi M, Burke R & Cornelius E 1994. Refining a case-mix measure for nursing homes: Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III). Medical Care 32(7): 668–685.

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Supersedes Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015

Has been superseded by Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/11/2019

See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N] Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N] Health, Standard 17/10/2018

See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 26/09/2019

See also Resource Utilisation Groups–Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 26/09/2019

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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