PATIENT CLASSIFICATION

A coded classification of PATIENTS who have been admitted to a Hospital Provider Spell.

National Codes

Code Description
1 Ordinary admission

A PATIENT not admitted electively, and any PATIENT admitted electively with the expectation that they will remain in hospital for at least one night, including a PATIENT admitted with this intention who leaves hospital for any reason without staying overnight. A PATIENT admitted electively with the intent of not staying overnight, but who does not return home as scheduled, should be counted as an ordinary admission

2 Day case admission

A PATIENT admitted electively during the course of a day with the intention of receiving care who does not require the use of a Hospital Bed   overnight and who returns home as scheduled. If this original intention is not fulfilled and the PATIENT stays overnight, such a PATIENT should be counted as an ordinary admission

3 Regular day admission

A PATIENT admitted electively during the day, as part of a planned series of regular admissions for an on-going regime of broadly similar treatment and who is discharged the same day. If the intention is not fulfilled and one of these admissions should involve a stay of at least 24 hours, such an admission should be classified as an ordinary admission. The series of regular admissions ends when the PATIENT no longer requires frequent admissions

4 Regular night admission

A PATIENT  admitted electively for the night, as part of a planned series of regular admissions for an on-going regime of broadly similar treatment and who is discharged in the morning. If the intention is not fulfilled and one of these admissions should involve a stay of at least 24 hours, such an admission should be classified as an ordinary admission. The series of regular admissions ends when the patient no longer requires frequent admissions

5 Mother and baby using delivery facilities only

Mother and baby using Delivery facilities only and not using a Hospital Bed  in the Antenatal or Postnatal   WARDS during the stay in hospital

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural PATIENT CLASSIFICATIONS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Class ACTIVITY GROUP has an attribute PATIENT CLASSIFICATION of type PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is the data element of PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element CANCER CARE SETTING (TREATMENT) references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Attribute CANCER CARE SETTING FOR TREATMENT references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element INTENDED MANAGEMENT CODE references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (TREATMENT) references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION