NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS

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National Codes: 
Default Codes:998 - 998 or more days of neurological support
 999 - occurred but day count not known

Notes:
NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS is the total number of days that the PATIENT received neurological system support during a CRITICAL CARE PERIOD, ranging from 000 to 999 days.

NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS 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 'Neurological Support' within the CRITICAL CARE PERIOD.

NEUROLOGICAL 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.

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

 

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pluralNEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS