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Episode end mode code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term676232
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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A code set representing the status and destination of a patient at the end of an episode of care or separation.

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 a hospital
2Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence
3Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation, unless this is the usual place of residence
4Discharge due to inactivity
5Discharge from leave
6Left against medical advice/discharge at own risk
7Other (including place of usual residence)
8Statistical discharge due to admitted care type change
9End of reference period
10Died
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98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1    Discharge/transfer to a hospital

This code refers to the discharge/transfer of a patient to hospital (including acute or psychiatric whereby the patient physically leaves the facility. The transfer may be to a general ward or mental health ward.

 

CODE 2    Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence

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 7.

 

CODE 3    Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation, unless this is the usual place of residence 

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. If the residential mental health care service is the patient's place of usual residence, then they should have an episode end mode of Code 7.

 

CODE 4    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 4 is used after the episode of care has had a period of 120 days in which no service contact or event occurs.

 

CODE 5    Discharge from leave 

This code refers to the administrative process by which a provider records the cessation of the episode of care while the patient is on leave. This includes 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. This value does not apply to the Ambulatory setting.

 

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 is discharged at their own risk.

 

CODE 7    Other (including place of usual residence)

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 includes the end of a concurrent short intervention stay where a resident returns to the original residential mental health service after a period of leave days. This code excludes discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (Code 3) and residential aged care services (Code 2), unless they are the patient's place of usual residence.

 

CODE 8    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 9    End of reference period

This code refers to the statistical end of a residential or ambulatory mental health care episode necessary at the end of a reporting period (i.e. calendar or financial year) where the patient has not been otherwise separated.

 

CODE 10   Died

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

 

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Episode end mode code N[N] Health, Standard 28/02/2017

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

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

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