ADMISSION METHOD

The method of admission to a Hospital Provider Spell.

Description

The method of admission to a Hospital Provider Spell.

Note: see ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE  for a full definition of Elective Admission.

Notes:

  • The following National Codes have been introduced to replace National Code 28 'Other means'. National Code 28 will be retired in the next version of the Commissioning Data Set:

    • 2A 'Emergency Care Department of another provider where the PATIENT  had not been admitted'

    • 2B 'Emergency Admission: Transfer of an admitted PATIENT from another Hospital Provider in an emergency'

    • 2C 'Emergency Admission: Baby born at home as intended'

    • 2D 'Emergency Admission: Other emergency admission'

  • The following National Codes are not valid for use in the Mental Health Services Data Set:

    • 2C 'Emergency Admission: Baby born at home as intended'

    • 28 'Emergency Admission: Other means'

    • 31 'Maternity Admission: Admitted ante partum'

    • 32 'Maternity Admission: Admitted post partum'

    • 82 'Other Admission: The birth of a baby in this Health Care Provider'

    • 83 'Other Admission: Baby born outside the Health Care Provider except when born at home as intended'

  • National Code descriptions have been updated to remove National Code headings and add prefixes. The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.

    • The explanation of the National Code description prefixes are:

      • Elective Admission

        : when the DECISION TO ADMIT could be separated in time from the actual admission. Note that this does not include a transfer from another Hospital Provider (see National Code 81 below)

      • Emergency Admission: when admission is unpredictable and at short notice because of clinical need

      • Maternity Admission: of a pregnant or recently pregnant woman to a maternity WARD (including Delivery facilities) except when the intention is to terminate the pregnancy

      • Other Admission: not specified above

  • The following National Codes have been updated in DCB0092-2062: Commissioning Data Sets: Emergency Care Data Set. The Data Set specifications that contain these items will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct:

ADMISSION METHOD will be replaced with METHOD OF ADMISSION, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

National Codes

Code Description
11 Elective Admission

: Waiting list

12 Elective Admission

: Booked

13 Elective Admission

: Planned

21

Emergency Admission: Emergency Care Department or dental casualty department of the Health Care Provider  

22

Emergency Admission: GENERAL PRACTITIONER: after a request for immediate admission has been made direct to a Hospital Provider, i.e. not through a Bed bureau, by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER or deputy

23 Emergency Admission: Bed bureau
24

Emergency Admission: Consultant Clinic, of this or another Health Care Provider  

25 Emergency Admission: Admission via Mental Health Crisis Resolution Team
2A

Emergency Admission: Emergency Care Department of another provider where the PATIENT  had not been admitted

2B

Emergency Admission: Transfer of an admitted PATIENT from another Hospital Provider in an emergency

2C Emergency Admission: Baby born at home as intended
2D Emergency Admission: Other emergency admission
28

Emergency Admission: Other means, examples are: - admitted from the Emergency Care Department of another provider where they had not been admitted

- transfer of an admitted PATIENT from another Hospital Provider in an emergency

- baby born at home as intended

31 Maternity Admission: Admitted ante partum
32 Maternity Admission: Admitted post partum
82

Other Admission: The birth of a baby in this Health Care Provider

83

Other Admission: Baby born outside the Health Care Provider except when born at home as intended

81

Other Admission: Transfer of any admitted PATIENT from other Hospital Provider other than in an emergency

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural ADMISSION METHODS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Class ACTIVITY GROUP has an attribute ADMISSION METHOD of type ADMISSION METHOD
Attribute ADMISSION METHOD references in description ADMISSION METHOD
Data Element ADMISSION METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the data element of ADMISSION METHOD
Data Element ADMISSION METHOD CODE (MOTHER LABOUR AND DELIVERY HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the data element of ADMISSION METHOD
Attribute CANCER SURGICAL ADMISSION TYPE references in description ADMISSION METHOD
Attribute METHOD OF ADMISSION references in description ADMISSION METHOD
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description ADMISSION METHOD
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description ADMISSION METHOD
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description ADMISSION METHOD