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Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMode of separation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722644
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 28/11/2019
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Status at separation of person (discharge/transfer/death) and place to which person is released, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
10Discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital
21Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is not the usual place of residence
22Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is the usual place of residence
30Discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital
40Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)
50Statistical discharge - type change
60Left against medical advice/discharge at own risk
70Statistical discharge from leave
80Died
90Other (includes discharge to usual residence residence (not including residential aged care), own accommodation/welfare institution (includes prisons, hostels and group homes providing primarily welfare services))

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CODE 40     Discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)

In jurisdictions where mothercraft facilities are considered to be acute hospitals, patients separated to a mothercraft facility should have a mode of separation of Code 10. If the residential aged care service is the patient's place of usual residence then they should have a mode of separation of Code 22.

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National Health Data Committee

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See also Episode of admitted patient care—emergency department short stay unit departure destination, code N Health, Standard 04/09/2014

Supersedes 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

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