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Palliative care phase code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term681032
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 18/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing palliative care phases.

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
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

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 an established plan of care and:

  • further interventions to maintain symptom control and quality of life have been planned and
  • family/carer situation is relatively stable and no new issues are apparent.

CODE 2   Unstable

An urgent change in the plan of emergency treatment is required because:

  • the patient experiences a new problem that was not anticipated in the existing plan of care, and/or
  • the patient experiences a rapid increase in the severity of a current problem; and/or
  • the family/ carers circumstances change suddenly impacting on patient care.

CODE 3   Deteriorating

The care plan is addressing anticipated needs but requires periodic review because:

  • the patient's overall functional status is declining and
  • the patient experiences a gradual worsening of an existing problem and/or
  • the patient experiences a new but anticipated problem and/or
  • the family/carers experience gradual worsening distress that impacts on the patient care.

CODE 4   Terminal

Death is likely within days.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

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.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration 2014. Palliative care outcomes collaboration: Clinical manual. Wollongong: University of Wollongong. 


Relational attributes

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Supersedes Palliative care phase code N Health, Not progressed 17/07/2017, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 03/11/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/01/2018

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