AGE ON ADMISSION

Format/Length:n3
National Codes: 
Default Codes:999 - Not known i.e. date of birth not known and age cannot be estimated

Notes:
AGE ON ADMISSION is derived as the number of completed years between the PERSON BIRTH DATE of the PATIENT and the START DATE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL).

AGE ON ADMISSION is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the NHS Digital website at: Payment by Results Guidance.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralAGES ON ADMISSIONS

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