DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See DISCHARGE METHOD
Default Codes:8 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished
 9 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE METHOD.

DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) 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
pluralDISCHARGE METHOD CODES (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)