|Default Codes:||998 - 998 or more level 3 days|
|999 - level 3 days occurred but day count not known|
CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 3 DAYS is the total number of days a PATIENT received level 3 care during a CRITICAL CARE PERIOD. From 000 to 997 days can be recorded; if 998 or more days have occurred the default code should be used.
CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 3 DAYS is derived from the difference between the ACTIVITY PROPERTY EFFECTIVE DATE and the ACTIVITY PROPERTY END DATE for all ACTIVITY PROPERTIES where the CRITICAL CARE LEVEL is National Code 03 'Level 3' within the CRITICAL CARE PERIOD.
CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 3 DAYS 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.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 3 DAYS|