CLINICAL CARE INTENSITY

The level of resources and intensity of care which it is intended to provide or is provided in a particular WARD.

National Codes:

For PATIENTS with mental illness
51for intensive care: specially designated ward for PATIENTS needing containment and more intensive management. This is not to be confused with intensive nursing where PATIENTS may require one to one nursing while on a standard WARD 
52for short stay: PATIENTS intended to stay less than a year
53for long stay: PATIENTS intended to stay a year or more
For PATIENTS with Learning Disabilities 
61designated or interim secure unit
62PATIENTS intending to stay less than a year
63PATIENTS intending to stay a year or more
For maternity PATIENTS 
41only for PATIENTS looked after by CONSULTANTS 
43only for PATIENTS looked after by GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 
42for joint use by CONSULTANTS & GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 
For neonates
33maternity: associated with the maternity WARD in that cots are in the maternity WARD nursery or in the WARD itself
32non-maternity: not associated with the maternity WARD and without designated cots for intensive care
31not associated with the maternity WARD and in which there are some designated cots for intensive care
For the younger physically disabled
21spinal units, only those units which are nationally recognised
22other units
For terminally ill/Palliative Care 
81terminally ill/Palliative Care 
For general PATIENTS 
11for intensive therapy, including high dependency care
12for normal therapy: where resources permit the admission of PATIENTS who might need all but intensive or high dependency therapy
13for limited therapy: where nursing care rather than continuous medical care is provided. Such WARDS can be used only for PATIENTS carefully selected and restricted to a narrow range in terms of the extent and nature of disease

Note: The National Codes have been listed in logical sequence rather than alphanumeric order.

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralCLINICAL CARE INTENSITIES