PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See PATIENT CLASSIFICATION
Default Codes:8 - Not applicable

Notes:
PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is the same as attribute PATIENT CLASSIFICATION.

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is derived from the ADMISSION METHOD, INTENDED MANAGEMENT and the duration of stay of the PATIENT.

The duration of stay is derived by subtracting the date of admission from the date of discharge.

In the case of maternity PATIENTS, the use being made of the Delivery facilities is also used in this derivation.

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE 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
pluralPATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODES