|Default Codes:||998 - 998 or more days of dermatological support|
|999 - occurred but day count not known|
The total number of days that the PATIENT received dermatological system support during a CRITICAL CARE PERIOD, ranging from 000 to 997 days.
This is derived from the difference between the ACTIVITY PROPERTY EFFECTIVE DATE and the ACTIVITY PROPERTY END DATE for all ACTIVITY PROPERTIES where the ORGAN SYSTEM SUPPORTED is National Code 08 'Dermatological Support' within the CRITICAL CARE PERIOD.
DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT 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||DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS|