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Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N]

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Short name:Help on this termLevel of functional independence (total RUG-ADL score)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term717986
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 18/12/2019
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/05/2020
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A person's level of functional independence to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously, as represented by a total Resource Utilisation Groups-Activities of Daily Living score-based code.

Data Element Concept:Person—level of functional independence

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Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living (RUG-ADL) is a four item scale measuring a person's motor function for activities of daily living including:
• bed mobility
• toileting
• transfers
• eating.

Valid values for the bed mobility, toileting and transfers item scales:
1 - Independent or supervision only
3 - Limited physical assistance
4 - Other than two persons physical assist
5 - Two or more person physical assist
  Note: a score of 2 is not valid.

Valid values for the eating item scale:
1 - Independent or supervision only
2 - Limited assistance
3 - Extensive assistance/total dependence/tube fed
  Note: a score of 4 or 5 is not valid.

Scores are summed for the four Activities of Daily Living (ADL) variables (i.e. bed mobility, toileting, transfers and eating) to reach a total RUG-ADL score. A total RUG-ADL score ranges from a minimum score of 4 to a maximum score of 18.

The RUG-ADL total score code is different from the Resource Utilisation Groups–Activities of Daily Living score code N as it represents the total of all the individual RUG-ADL item scores added together.

 

CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described

This code should be used in circumstances where the RUG-ADL total score code can not be reported due to one or more item scales not being collected. This code is not to be used on RUG-ADL data collection forms.

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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The total RUG-ADL score differs from the individual RUG-ADL score as it is the total of all the individual RUG-ADL item scores added together.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

Fries BE, Schneider DP et al. 1994. Refining a case-mix measure for nursing homes: Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III). Medical Care 32: 668-685.

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See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N Health, Superseded 23/12/2020

See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N Health, Standard 23/12/2020

See also Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living score code N Health, Superseded 17/01/2020

Supersedes Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N] Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

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