Episode end mode code N[N{.N}]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:730798
Registration status:Health, Standard 23/12/2020
Definition:

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:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N{.N}]
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Discharge/transfer to a hospital
2.1Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is not the usual place of residence
2.2Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which 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, unless usual place of residence is residential aged care)
8Statistical discharge due to admitted care type change
9End of reference period
10Died
Supplementary values:
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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 2.1   Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is not 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 2.2.

 

CODE 2.2   Discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is the usual place of residence

This code refers to a discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, which is the usual place of residence. If the residential aged care service is not the patient's place of usual residence, then they should have an episode end mode of Code 2.1.

 

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. 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. 

 

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 care service setting. For the purposes of activity based funding reporting, Code 9  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, unless usual place of residence is residential aged care)

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 that is not the usual place of residence (Code 3) and to residential aged care services (Code 2.1 or 2.2).

 

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

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Episode end mode code N[N] Health, Superseded 23/12/2020, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N{.N}] Health, Standard 23/12/2020